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Community Guardian Program

Acting as legal guardian for adults enrolled in New York City’s Human Resources Administration’s Adult Protective Services, the Foundation coordinates services that protect the health and welfare of mentally impaired adults residing in the community, within New York City’s five boroughs. To help achieve this goal, the Foundation is appointed by the Court to serve as guardian for incapacitated adults who are “at risk” – that is, adults who would require institutionalization if they did not receive this special assistance. The program’s services are essential for these adults to remain as independent as possible in the larger community. Services include financial management, social, psychiatric, medical and legal services, heavy cleaning, shopping, transportation and administration of the other benefits to which these adults are entitled.

Guardian services are also provided for a limited number of clients residing in institutional settings throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

These innovative programs are funded through contracts with the New York City Human Resources Administration, Adult Protective Services.