Mission Statement: The mission of Brazos Bend Guardianship Services is to provide incapacitated and disabled adults and their families with legal guardianship, money management and adult guardianship education.
Brazos Bend Guardianship Services was initially started as the Guardianship Assistance and Alternatives Program (GAAP) of The Arc of Fort Bend County in the Fall of 2004. The Arc was responding to a need to provide families information on how to obtain legal guardianship of an incapacitated loved one. After forming an Advisory Council and completing various surveys, the 3 main goals were established for the program:
To provide a format for family members and others to learn about adult guardianship and how to obtain it if necessary. Alternatives to guardianship will also be presented.
To provide an assistance program to help low-income families with a way to obtain legal guardianship.
To provide a Money Management Program to help low income disabled and/or elderly adults who live independently, but are challenged by the tasks of balancing their checkbook and paying their bills on time.