In keeping with the mission of strengthening the emotional health and functioning of our community, FSCA offers guardianship services within Jackson County for adults who are unable to protect their own interests and are, therefore, vulnerable to exploitation, neglect or injury.
Services offered are:
The Service Philosophy of guardian services is to protect vulnerable adults while respecting the individual’s right to self-determination. Eligibility for guardianship services requires a referral for the services and an analysis of whether guardianship is the least restrictive alternative that will still effectively meet the individual’s needs. Guardianship also requires a determination of whether there is a more appropriate family member or friend to assume guardianship. Acceptance for guardianship services may also be based on our capacity to provide appropriate, high-quality care to each client.
Key components of Jackson County Guardian Services include: