*Volunteer Now* Help VERA Institute Provide Guardians for Indigent and Vulnerable Individuals

The Guardianship Project (TGP), a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice, provides incapacitated people without friends or family long term, reliable and effective guardianship services in New York City. Assist TGP in strategic planning, particularly in the guardianship service landscape analysis across NYC, that would guide their plans to expand their services to New York State.

Nonprofit: The Guardianship Project

TGP serves as court-appointed agency guardians to a vulnerable, mostly indigent population — elderly and disabled individuals who lack family or
other supports, and provides a desperately missing element to the social safety net with a humanely approach. TGP’s holistic model of guardianship
consistently put itself as among the best-in-class service providers in NYC. Since founding in 2005, TGP currently served 230 individuals as of last fiscal year.

As the organization embarks on the strategic planning process and envisions its next phase of growth, it has reached out to HBSCNY Community
Partners for help with the following project.

Project: Conduct an environmental scan analysis and help establish baseline for TGP Strategic Framework

TGP is seeking assistance from Community Partners with the environmental scan analysis

• Evaluate overall guardianship landscape and various constituencies in NYC, including trends, threats and opportunities
• Conduct interviews of guardianship service providers in NYC area and analyze their operational and financial models, funding source, organization and staffing structures etc.
• Gather best practices from service providers in NYC as well as top providers in the country

Details:

• Interested HBS alumni should sign up by November 18th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TTP59.
• Kick-off meeting scheduled for late November.
• Time commitment approximately 2+ hours/week over 3 – 4 months.
• Questions? Contact Project Coordinator Sunsy Hong, MBA 2005, at sunsyhong@gmail.com.