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Guardianship Programs

Adult Guardianship Services (AGS) of Cuyahoga County and Volunteer Guardianship Program (VGP) of Lorain County provide legal guardians to serve as concerned caring advocates and surrogate decision-makers for indigent, incompetent adults who cannot care for themselves and have often encountered abuse or exploitation. Guardians look after the emotional, social, financial and physical well-being of these vulnerable adults and advocate for the least restrictive living environment possible. They often make end-of-life decisions as well as funeral arrangements. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry has provided adult guardianship services in Northeast Ohio for more than 25 years. To learn more about guardianship for the indigent, and the core values and principles that provide the foundation for our work, click here.


Learn more about guardianship:

AGS guardianship brochure

VGP guardianship brochure

guardianship FAQs

Learn more about volunteering:

volunteer brochure

volunteering FAQs


To make a referral for guardianship or apply to volunteer, see program-specific pages to the left.


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