Celebrate and spread cheer this holiday season by participating in our Adopt-a-Family program!  We match you with a family in need, based on your interest, and provide you with a brief history of the family and their wish list.

Be creative, and have fun!

-Have your family collectively contribute gifts

-Host a holiday party – have your guests bring gifts from the wish list to donate

-Share the spirit of giving with your children, and let them choose the presents

Your donation and caring support will truly brighten our clients’ holiday and will make a world of difference in their lives during this season of giving.

If you have any questions or would like to adopt a family, please contact Lorraine Lyou, Development Director, by Wednesday, December 3.

                          562.485.2276 tel |



With the support and contributions from generous friends like you, The Guidance Center raised over $100,000 at our fourth annual Sunset Sip: Hope for Children’s Mental Health on Friday, September 12!  Whether you attended, made a donation, or purchased a silent auction item (or two!), your participation made a tremendous difference.

We also would like to thank our charismatic host Jim Fox, TV Color Analyst and Los Angeles Kings AlumnusKings Care Foundation, and the Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association presented by Toyota.  Their continuous advocacy of The Guidance Center and the mental health community is inspiring, and we thank them for their commitment to the Sunset Sip each year.

Proceeds raised from the Sunset Sip will directly benefit the mental health services and programs we provide every day, strengthening the families in our community.

Thank you again for your support and for giving hope to the 2,700+ children and families we serve each year.

Pictures here!

EVENT SPONSORS (partial listing)

Presenting Sponsor
The Peck Family

Napa Sponsors
Caren & Eric Adler
Kings Care Foundation Logo   Kings Alumni Assoc

Exclusive Wine Underwriter

Tim Sailor and Kevin Howard

Sonoma Sponsors
Nancy & Bob Foster
Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Santa Barbara Sponsors
The Frank Baker, Art Hibbits and Gregg Hibbits families
Continental Development Corporation
Jay Davis
NPO Solutions
Ocean Recovery
Drs. Alann Robb & Lupe Padilla-Robb

For additional information, contact Sara Ergen, our Development Associate, at



On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, we hosted our 3rd Annual Client Art Exhibit.  As part of Mental Health Awareness Month and during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the exhibit showcased the artistic talents of our clients and highlighted the importance of art as a therapeutic tool.  

We also revealed our NEW logo!  We couldn’t be more excited about this new look for the agency – one that is child-friendly and conveys a positive image of hope and inspiration.

We thank all of those who attended and who were involved with this event, and we look forward to next year’s!

View pictures from the exhibit here.

Photo Credit: E. F. Marton Productions