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Osceola County Guardian Ad Litem Program3 Courthouse, Suite 100Main Entrance, Old Historic CourthouseKissimmee, FL34741
Lift up a child's voice!
Every year more than 500 abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes in Osceola County, Florida. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where theGuardian AD Litem (GAL) steps in. The Guardian Ad Litem Program was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, GAL volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. There are over 450 children in foster care and we only have enough GALs to serve about half. These children are placed in foster homes in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, and Volusia counties. Therefore, we can assign you a case close to your home or work. Please help to make a difference in a child's life! **