They wait for your help

The Children’s Guardian Fund provides funding to meet emergency needs and enable normalcy and enrichment in the lives of children in foster and state care in Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit. We also promote public awareness and community support for the children’s needs. And finally, believing that every child removed from their home needs a voice, we provide limited funding to support the recruitment, training and retention of Guardian ad Litem Program volunteers.

Upcoming Event

  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

    If you are an active GAL volunteer in the 12th Judicial Circuit, The Children’s Guardian Fund Board would like to invite you to an appreciation luncheon on May 5, 2023, at noon.  Enjoy a delicious lunch at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club while hearing from Dependency Court Judge Andrea McHugh and networking with fellow volunteers.

    Doors open for check-in at 11:30.  The program begins at noon.

    Appreciation Luncheon Registration

    The Children's Guardian Fund invites all active 12th Circuit GAL volunteers to attend (no non-GAL spouses or friends.)


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