Guardianship Services

We make a life-long commitment to our clients to be advocates and partners in supported decision making. Our goal is to preserve their preferences and dignity as unique individuals.

The only agency in King County dedicated exclusively to supporting adults with developmental disabilities, our guardianship program provides oversight in financial, medical, and legal matters to about 50 developmentally disabled adults, ensuring that some of the most vulnerable members of our community have someone on their side.

Our staff and agency are certified by the Washington State Certified Professional Guardianship Board and appointed by the Supreme Court of Washington State to oversee the care and affairs of our clients.

We offer supportive services to clients in King County with developmental disabilities from birth and their families to assist with areas such as housing, finances, personal and medical care. We work very closely with our clients to ensure they are treated fairly and with respect while being cared for in the highest regard. Our staff is motivated by faith-based values, serving all people, affirming the dignity and worth of every person.


Case Management

We provide Case Management contract services that include DSHS-DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration) assessments and care conferences, physical and mental health care advocacy, housing selection/relocation, and community and faith access and connections. These services are tailored to your needs and determined in a mutually created contract with Bridge Ministries.

Representative Payee

Our financial team offers representative payee services to our guardianship clients only. We handle their daily financial needs including managing their income, bills, living expenses, recreational funds, trusts, etc. so they and their families may live outside the stress of such tasks.


We serve as guardian of person and estate to persons with developmental disabilities as appointed by the courts.  Our guardians partner alongside their clients to help advocate for and make decisions about every aspect of their life and care in the client’s best interest.

Want to learn more?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page and visit King County Superior Courts guardianship resources.


Our guardianship team has combined decades of experience in human services and is exceptionally qualified to serve our clients. We work very closely together to holistically integrate the different aspects of a person’s care.

Michelle Ewert, BS, CPG

Guardianship Agency Director

An experienced advocate of over 18 years, Michelle obtained her guardianship certification in 2004.  She worked with 2 agencies and had her own private practice before joining Bridge in 2015. She rejoined our guardianship team after a year-long hiatus, where she brings her compassion and experience to her work advocating for our guardianship clients. Back on staff since 2020.

Donna Fisher, BA

Guardianship Agency Finance Director

A Seattle-area resident of nearly 25 years, Donna brings her experience in both administration and software development to her role on the Bridge Guardianship team. Her desire to serve our community makes her a valued member of our staff. On staff since 2017.

Zoe Cornell, BA

Certified Professional Guardian and Conservator

With a background in social work, Zoe has spent years at different local nonprofits serving a diverse range of vulnerable populations. She finds her strength by empowering and advocating for others, and is excited to continue this work at Bridge through financial coordination. On staff since 2021.