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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Program
Comprehensive guardianship services are available to those individuals who have been determined by the Court to be incapacitated and no longer able to make their own life decisions. The JFCS Guardianship Unit serves clients through a private guardianship program as well as through a contract with the Allegheny County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Offices. Duties that the Guardianship Unit performs under Guardian of Person include but are not limited to: monitoring home and medical care and speaking with and coordinating medical care with physicians, case managers and other medical professionals and facilities. Under Guardianship of Estate the duties include but are not linited to: managing all financial responsibilities, paying monthly bills, working with social security to ensure benefits and working with financial advisors to assist the clients with money management. Additionally, the Guardianship Unit can serve as Power of Attorney for individuals that have chosen JF&CS to serve as their POA.
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and United Way of Allegheny County; and also receive funding from the government, foundations and generous individual and corporate contributors.
Assigned by the courts for the public program. No restrictions on referrals for private guardianship program.
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
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Hours of Operation
Weekdays, 8:30am to 5:00pm Food Pantry Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am to 12:30pm Monday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm by appointment only Tuesday, 1:30pm to 3:00pm Thursday, 9:00am to 12:30pm 24 hour telephone emergency service