A leader in Guardianship Services... Electing guardianship for a loved one is a difficult decision. Whether it's an adult child or an elderly family member, individuals can experience guilt and heartache in asking for help. Often individuals that need guardianship can be experiencing Alzheimer's, Dementia, self-neglect, vulnerability to abuse, mental illness, care-giver neglect, intellectual developmental disability (IDD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), life threatening chronic physical illnesses, and experience impaired judgment. Our mission at Hope for the Future is to provide services to legally and functionally incapacitated individuals who have no one available or capable family members to serve as guardian, or whose family cannot cope alone with helping them navigate their difficult needs. We strive to compassionately support those individuals with their challenging and diverse needs.
Who we are: Our Guardian Representatives hold a Bachelor level degree, or above, in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a Human Service related field. Guardian Representatives are certified to perform Guardianship duties through the North Carolina Guardianship Association and/or the National Guardianship Association.
Our staff is committed to developing a supportive and invested relationship with the individuals we support. We meet regularly with individuals to understand, not only their needs, but their preferences and goals as well. We strive to advocate with and/for individuals in guardianship. We involve participants in the decision making as best we can while making important choices in regards to safety, housing, medical, psychiatric, legal, and social issues.
Our staff work alongside individuals to look towards a restoration of rights whenever possible. They are well trained in available community resources for each individual-need based population. Our staff is well versed and trained in end of life decision making and the special needs and relationship that are part of that life transition.
Our staff receive regular clinical supervision and receive training in order to provide high quality, comprehensive, and compassionate supports.