Union County Guardianship Services (previously known as Union County Volunteer Guardian Program)
offers a range of services for adults in our county who have been deemed by the probate court to be unable to manage their own affairs and
who do not have family members or friends who can fulfil the role of guardian. Volunteer Guardians are provided training and supervision to serve as “Guardian of the Person” when possible. In more challenging cases, our two staff guardians assume this role.
Our Volunteer Friend program is for seniors who simply need a little extra help to stay in their own home.
People served by Volunteer Guardians and Staff Guardians are over 18 years of age and live in Union County. For many reasons, their ability to process information and conduct their affairs is diminished, they are alone, and they need your help. People served by the Volunteer Friend program are over the age of 60 and live in Union County.
Volunteer Guardians, Staff Guardians and Volunteer Friends do not have financial responsibility for the person.
Regular personal contact to ensure your client is in a safe environment is the key requirement. You will receive initial training and
on-going support from the UCGS office.
We hope you will take a few moments to learn more about UCGS and the services that we offer.