The Virginia Division for the Aging funds human service agencies to provide public guardianship services for specific local areas. Public guardianship services are designed to be used for individuals who:
- Are incapacitated;
- Are indigent; and
- Have no suitable person to serve as their guardian.
Each human service agency is designated a maximum number of individuals to be served within the funds allocated to the agency. This is referred to as the local guardianship program (LG program).
Local guardianship programs are not available in every locality throughout the state, and space in the existing programs is extremely limited. Many localities with LG programs are already serving their maximum number of individuals, and have others on a "waiting list". The limited size of LG programs make finding alternatives to public guardianship extremely important.
A list of local guardianship programs in Virginia.