Community Guardian Program
NYFSC’s Community Guardian Program is appointed by the court to act as a legal guardian and coordinate Services that protect the health and welfare of mentally impaired individuals who live in the communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs and are enrolled in New York City’s Human Resources Administration’s Adult Protective Services. The program’s services are essential for those at risk who would otherwise require institutionalization if they did not receive special assistance. 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.