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CoG is a Supportive Decision-Making Network

Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) is a private, non-profit organization which provides fiduciary services coupled with care management to vulnerable persons. We serve older adults and individuals with disabilities. We understand that every client is unique; every situation is different. Our clients get to know us, and we get to know them. We take the time to connect with each client as a whole person, including their background, major life events, and important relationships. 

We offer personalized and compassionate services that safeguard our clients’ right to choice, dignity, respect, and self-determination. These services include Guardianship, Trustee of Special Needs Trusts, Power-of-Attorney, Representative Payee, and Proxy/Successor for family members who are currently serving in these roles but who are seeking additional support and assistance for their loved one either now or in the future.

Our Services

Guardianship

Guardianship

As Guardian, we serve as a diligent advocate for our clients. Our goal is to keep vulnerable adults secure, safe, and independent.

Special Needs Trust

Special Needs Trust

As Trustee, CoG’s experienced staff understand the complex rules governing public benefits and Special Needs Trusts.

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

A Power-of-Attorney is a useful planning tool in the event that you become unable to make important decisions independently.

Representative Payee

Representative Payee

A Representative Payee is appointed when an individual receives benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) but is unable to manage his or her own funds.

Elder Justice Care Management

Elder Justice Care Management

We are champions of the need for enhancing our community’s collaborative response to elder abuse, as these cases are on the rapid rise.

Testimonials

"The conscientious work and exemplary professionalism that CoG always exhibits makes all the difference in the world to your clients and their families. We are so grateful!"
Sister of Special Needs Trust Beneficiary Served since 2015
"Corporation of Guardianship’s compassion for their clients far exceed that of most companies."
Financial Advisor
Pinnacle Financial Partners
"I always find [CoG] goes above the expected. Each time we complete a goal, they are always looking for the next thing they can help with. When someone from the Corporation of Guardianship says they are going to do something, it gets done."
Family Member of Special Needs Trust Beneficiary Served since 2014
"CoG provides unparrelleled advocacy to those they serve; CoG gives individuals with disabilities the support they need to achieve the highest quality of life"
Tina Glenn
Director - First Light Home Care
"The staff at Corporation of Guardianship are top notch, offering knowledgeable, creative, compassionate and smart solutions and advocacy for their clients. As a practicing elder law and special needs planning attorney, COG is an invaluable collaborative partner. They are highly attentive to their clients and go the extra mile to ensure that their advocacy is customized to meet the specific needs. I highly recommend their services. "
Charlotte-Anne T. Alexander, Esq.
Certified Elder Law Attorney - Colombo, Kitchin, Dunn, Ball & Porter
“It has been such a pleasure working with Corporation of Guardianship. Their team is caring, knowledgeable and responsive. Their commitment to the individuals and families they help support is unparalleled.”
Allison Sanders
VP of Business Development - Special Considerations
"CoG makes a positive difference because the staff truly treats each client as if they were their own family – many of whom (clients) have no other family!"
Marquita P. Laughlin, MA, MSW, LCSW
Home & Community Based Care Social Worker - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
“As an estate planning attorney, I appreciate Corporation of Guardianship for serving as a unique resource for clients who have complex needs and benefit from both care management and fiduciary services. Knowing that CoG is there for my clients and understands what it takes to support them is invaluable.”
Larry Rocamora, Esq.
Certified NC Estate Planning Attorney - McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC
"Working side by side with The Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) has been a valued partnership throughout the years. As a home care agency, Options for Senior America has been able to see the impact that the CoG has had on their clients. They are able to provide a continuum of care that keeps their clients safe and in the right hands. Being able to witness firsthand, the dedication that they have to their clients and families has been nothing short of amazing. They have always been available, professional, and reliable. Options will always support the Corporation Guardianship and what they do for older adults and those with disabilities!"
Jered Yalung, Pharm.D.
VP of Marketing and Operations - Options for Senior America
"The staff of CoG is responsive, helpful and easy to work with. They have their clients best interests in mind. We always enjoy working with them because we know we all want to reach the best result and impact for the client."
Keith S. Hiatt
CPATax Partner - Breslow Starling Frost Warner Boger Hiatt, PLLC
"Corporation of Guardianship is such a special agency. They provide person centered services and care deeply for their client’s and their community. I have the privilege of working with the staff often as they are leaders in our county’s fight against elder abuse and without a doubt prevent abuse across the state through their much needed services. I would trust Corporation of Guardianship to serve my family or myself as they care for their clients like family."
Heather Magill
Elder Justice Specialist Coordinator - Guilford County Family Justice Center
"I greatly appreciate everything you do to keep me protected. I have grown to trust and love the Corporation of Guardianship like my own family. and I never have to wonder if I’m being taken advantage of when it comes to my finances…I am so grateful for the team that I have working behind the scenes to keep my assets safe… I have been afforded many opportunities because of this great non-profit organization. You all do not know how much it means to know there is someone out there who cares about the well-being of those who are not able to fend for themselves."
Special Needs Trust Beneficiary and Self-Advocate Served since 2017

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For more than 40 years, Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) has been a safety-net for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Yet, our work is far from done, and the need is great.