The Guardianship Office of the Tenth Circuit, Inc.

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Serving Polk,Highlands, & Hardee County Florida
As guardians, we stand in the forefront to protect our elderly and disabled community.
Care Management
Advocacy for Elderly & Disabled
Ensuring Quality of Life
Benefit Resources
Healthcare Support & Coordination
Community Support

Our Purpose:

To protect, advocate and support our local low income elderly and disabled adults

Provide a safety net for medical and legal decision making

Preserving quality of life, dignity and independence


Brad Dantzler, Mayor of Winter Haven

Managing Director and

Senior Vice President: 

Raymond James

"The Guardianship Office of the Tenth Circuit is a valued asset to Winter Haven and Polk County.  The services the professional guardians provide our citizens are invaluable. We that live and work here are fortunate to have such a dedicated, hard working group of people that make up this office"

Keith Miller

"The Tenth Circuit is a region of Florida that has a high indigent population. Many of these insolvent persons do not have anyone who can assist them. As our population gets older, the need will only increase."


Boswell & Dunlap

Karen Chappell

Managing Entity of Central Florida

Behavioral Health Network and

Contracted with D.C.F.

The Tenth Circuit Public Guardian provides a much needed service to the most vulnerable residents in our area. The elderly and disabled population is underserved and needs a voice. The Guardianship office is able to provide that voice and assist to ensure that their clients needs are being met to improve the quality of their life. They protect their clients and locate the necessary resources and benefits they need. Sometimes it takes a village and the Guardianship office is just that for their clients.

Peggy DeVivo & Shannah Butcher

Co-Founders and

Executive Directors of 

The Guardianship Office of the Tenth Circuit, Inc.

"We started this non-profit because we saw the need in the community for people that weren’t being cared for and were being neglected or exploited"