Guardianship is a legal process designed to protect vulnerable people from abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), and exploitation. Guardianship provides for a person’s care and management of his or her money while preserving, to be the largest extent possible, the person’s independence and right to make decisions affecting his or her life.

**If you suspect someone is in imminent danger, please call 9-1-1. If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation, call the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at (800) 252-5400. Texas is a mandatory reporting state, however reporting is ALWAYS anonymous.**