Since its inception 36 years ago, the Guardianship Program of Dade County, Inc. has provided quality care to over 7,000 individuals. Guardianship Program is a private, non-profit agency which acts as the Public Guardian for indigent adults who are adjudicated incapacitated in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Initially, we served the elderly sixty years of age and older. Today we serve all adults from eighteen years old. A full range of services is provided to care for the multiple needs of our wards.


We Serve those that are among the most vulnerable. They are the frail elderly, the developmentally disabled, others maybe that are HIV-infected, and an increasing number of younger, mentally ill adults, who are functionally incapacitated to the point they require court intervention and adjudication.  Because the Guardianship Program serves all of Miami-Dade County, our client population represents various ethni

backgrounds and speaks multiple languages, such an English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

The Guardianship Program strives every day to improve the quality of life of the most defenseless and forgotten members of our community. 








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