Community Information Database
HSA Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Guardian
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||HSA Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Guardian|
|Alternate Name(s):||HSA Behavioral Health Division|
HSA Santa Cruz County Public Guardians Office
|Address:||P.O. Box 1895|
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||On behalf of the Santa Cruz County Mental Health Department, the Public Guardian manages the property, finances and personal care needs of county individuals who are substantially unable to provide for themselves.
ELIGIBILITY: A conservatorship is established when the Superior Court holds a hearing and a judge appoints a conservator to manage the financial and/or personal care needs of an individual who is either physically or mentally unable to properly provide for these needs alone.
Family members, physicians, friends or institutional staff may be concerned about the well-being of an individual who is:
Elderly and unable to provide for or manage their personal needs (physical health, food, clothing, financial resources, fraudulent influence from others)or
Gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder and unable to provide for their basic necessities (food, clothing, shelter).
If so, they can make a referral to the Public Guardian/Conservatorship Investigator to investigate the need for a conservator.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Call for Information|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Three Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||County Government|
|Parent Agency:||Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County|
Probate Conservatorship Assistance
Public Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs
|This record last modified April 29, 2015|