Our Mission

Guardianship that preserves dignity and self-determination

Mission Statement

Project Guardianship provides person-centered care for older adults and individuals living with disabilities and mental illness who need help making decisions. We also transform the systems that support them to ensure safety, promote independence, preserve dignity, and advance racial and social justice.  

Vision Statement

We envision a world where our older neighbors and those with disabilities are celebrated and provided with the support and care they need to thrive and live with pride.


    We believe in dignity for all, regardless of ability. We work every day to identify ways to restore and preserve dignity through decision-making supports, improved systems, and better guardianship.

    We believe in recognizing and honoring the worth of every individual, regardless of current circumstances. We approach our work—from direct service to pursuit of systems-solution — with empathy and personal kindness.

    We believe in recognizing, addressing, and advancing equity and justice and act in ways that promote respect and equitable treatment and opportunity for all.

    We excel through constant learning and collaboration, drawing on our collective talents to provide optimal solutions to hard problems and bring joy to the lives of others.

    We propel systems and individual actors to embrace innovation and realize better approaches to building a society that cares for all people equally.