Our History: VGOO is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Flemington, New Jersey, that was founded in 1996. Our origin story began with Doris, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who was unable to be discharged from a local hospital because she had no guardian to sign off on a discharge plan, without which she was destined to remain hospitalized indefinitely. A local attorney and one of our founders, Anthony Serra, identified a trusted volunteer who was willing to serve as Doris’ guardian and proposed the arrangement to the Court. The Court accepted the arrangement, and for more than 25 years, VGOO has trained and matched guardians for countless individuals like Doris.
Our Mission: To provide compassionate one on one guardianship services to legally incapacitated adults through the education, oversight and support of dedicated volunteers.