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.

We envision a world in which every child has a safe and permanent home with the opportunity to thrive.

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.

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 provide advocacy and support for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. We envision a world where every child has a safe and permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

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

4th Annual SuperHero 5K - October 13, 2018 May, 22nd 2018

4th Annual SuperHero 5K - October 13, 2018

Every child needs a hero but abused children need superheroes. Make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child today by participating in the 4th Annual SuperHero 5K Run, Walk and Stroller Roll.

Announcing the 2018 Merle Allshouse Scholarship January, 30th 2018

Announcing the 2018 Merle Allshouse Scholarship

Merle Allshouse was a committed Guardian ad Litem volunteer with a lifelong passion for social justice and a fervent champion of providing accessible learning to all.