Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) serves as Guardian for the most vulnerable members of the NC community. We serve people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, those with dementia, and people who have suffered severe brain trauma.
Beyond fulfilling the legal requirements of these services, we strive to deliver the greatest quality of life, autonomy, and freedom possible to clients under the law using a person-centered approach, based on the philosophy that choices made on another person’s behalf are to be enabling rather than restricting for the client. While traditional guardianship is system-driven, person-centered philosophy is a person-directed process that maintains focus on the positives of a person’s life, discovering gifts, skills and capacities of the individual, and staying mindful of the person’s priorities of life. As Guardian, we can help find a balance in people’s lives between what is important to them and what is important for them. CoG adheres to and follows the guidelines of the National Guardianship Association.