Tampa Bay’s foster children need more help than the system can provide. The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay is here to help meet their needs.
We help provide for children's social, emotional, educational and medical needs. Be a hero to a child and help an abused child today.
Guardian ad Litem volunteers are the voice of the child in court and the child’s best interest is their only interest.
Our goal is that every child in the child welfare system in Pinellas and Pasco Counties will have a voice in court by the year 2020. We need your help to achieve it.
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Right here in our local community, almost 3,000 children are in front of the courts each year. At any given time, there are over 1,000 kids waiting to be appointed a volunteer child advocate.
The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay supports the Guardian ad Litem Program of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
The Guardian ad Litem program is a research-based, effective program of trained, competent, court-appointed community volunteers delivering greater efficiency in government systems, and significantly improved outcomes for the children that they serve.
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We envision a community where every child and young adult is safe, secure, and thriving.

Become a Guardian

Right here in Tampa Bay, almost 3,000 foster children are in front of the courts a year. At any given time, there are over 1,000 kids waiting to be appointed a volunteer advocate.

Get Involved

Want to help children in Pinellas and Pasco Counties but don’t have 10 hours a month to become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer child advocate? You can still help an abused child today.  Learn more by signing up for our e-newsletter here!

Donate

We have a goal that every child in the child welfare system in Pinellas and Pasco Counties will have a voice in court by the year 2020. We need your help to achieve it.

Who We Are

We advocate for and support children, young adults, and families impacted by abuse and neglect in Pinellas and Pasco Counties by collaborating with community partners and the Guardian ad Litem staff and volunteers who support the children we serve. We envision a community where every child and young adult is safe, secure, and thriving. We believe every child deserves to have a permanent family and be well prepared for their future beyond foster care.

Be a Hero To A Child

"Without my guardian, I would have been truly lost. He was a light in the darkness." - A.Q., former foster child

News

GAL Program News: E-Advocator July 2019 July, 10th 2019

GAL Program News: E-Advocator July 2019

This is your GAL Program News for July 2019

News & Resources from GALF:  August 2019 July, 26th 2019

News & Resources from GALF: August 2019

This is your Foundation Newsletter