Guardianship / Conservatorship
Catholic Charities serves as Guardian for individuals who have been deemed incapacitated by the courts. When no family member is able to take on the care of their loved one, Catholic Charities’ Guardianship case workers take on the role of legally responsible advocates. Individuals in the Guardianship Program receive on-going case management and on-going monitoring of their needs and services. In its role as Guardian, Catholic Charities assumes responsibility for the personal affairs of an incapacitated person, including responsibility for making decisions regarding the person’s support, care, health, safety, rehabilitation, therapeutic treatment, appropriate housing, residential services and supervision. Guardianship clients become our family members and are cared for throughout the remainder of their life.
As Conservator, Catholic Charities is responsible to manage the estate and financial affairs of the individuals, including investments and monthly bills, monitored by the commissioner of accounts by each locality we serve.
Catholic Charities is appointed by the Circuit Court as guardian and/or conservator for persons who have no appropriate individuals in their lives to serve in that capacity. These services are grant funded or private fee funded. You or your attorney may call Mirlande Sledge for more information at (757) 467-7707.