What is the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation?
The Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s (Foundation) mission is to provide additional resources for the GAL Program, its volunteers, and its affiliated circuit non-profit organizations in order to promote Guardian ad Litem representation for abused, neglected and abandoned children in Florida’s dependency system.
What does the Guardian ad Litem Foundation do?
The Foundation advocates for the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. An example of this advocacy is participating in community events to enhance awareness of the GAL Program and build public/private partnerships throughout the community. The Foundation provides advocacy training for the Program staff, volunteers, and local non-profits.
Volunteer Retention and Recruitment
Volunteer Retention is maintained through various avenues such as volunteer recognition, trainings, volunteer committees on local and statewide levels, and continued support for their advocacy of foster children. Volunteer recruitment is increased by creating and maintaining partnerships with corporations, other state agencies and service organizations throughout the state.
In the Guardian ad Litem Program’s 35 years, over 30,000 Guardian ad Litem volunteers have represented the best interests of over 200,000 children. Today the Guardian ad Litem program has more than 10,000 Guardian ad Litem volunteers but there are some children who still need the voice in court provided by a Guardian ad Litem. Whether through grants, individual or corporate donations, or time, the Guardian ad Litem Foundation has continually worked to provide support to children involved in the Guardian ad Litem Program. When a specific need is identified, the Foundation provides targeted support for unique and unfunded needs of children who are represented by Guardian ad Litem volunteers. The Foundation funds such things as medical needs and money for activities related to normalcy for children represented by Guardian ad Litem volunteers. Through additional financial support of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, the Guardian ad Litem 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.
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This support is available to the Guardian ad Litem Program because of funds donated by individuals, non profits, corporations, and foundations.