The Foundation works to support the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program through private fund-raising.
What does the Guardian ad Litem Foundation do?
The Foundation advocates for the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. An example of this advocacy is Guardian ad Litem Day, held each spring at the Florida State Capitol. This is a time when the Guardian ad Litem Program staff and volunteers, child welfare professionals, and other stakeholders come together for a luncheon to celebrate the Guardian ad Litem Program and raise awareness to the needs of dependent children.
The Foundation also provides advocacy training for the program staff, volunteers and local non profits.
Volunteer Retention and Recruitment
The Foundation promotes statewide Guardian ad Litem volunteer recruitment and retention through a variety of activities. Annually, it hosts a Guardian ad Litem awards Banquet celebrate the achievements and honor the commitment of the Programs outstanding volunteers and community advocates from each of the twenty judicial circuits. The Foundation also produces an annual conference which includes speakers and workshops that inspire and educate Guardian ad Litem volunteers and staff.
Volunteer recruitment is increased by creating and maintaining partnerships with corporations, other state agencies and service organizations throughout the state.
Currently, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program represents close to 27,000 abused and neglected children, but more than 4,600 children are still in need of the voice in court. A Guardian ad Litem can provide that voice. Through additional financial support of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, The Foundation is helping to create a new reality – where every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Florida has a voice in court through their Guardian ad Litem.
This support is available to the program because of funds donated by individuals, non profits, corporations, and foundations.
The Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation
The Holland Building, 600 South Calhoun, Suite 259
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10688, Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Phone: (850) 922-7213 Fax: (850) 922-7211
Board of Directors: View Board of Directors