About Guardian Ad Litem Foundation

Guardian Ad Litem Foundation (GAL) is a non-profit agency supporting Florida's 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program-Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community.

GAL’s mission is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer (GAL) and every GAL has access to financial assistance and resources available for meeting the child’s health, educational and social needs, not provided by any other source.


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By the Numbers

36% of the children in the dependency system are without an advocate.

Learn more about what we’re up against...

  • Casa for Children
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • United Way Lee