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Celebrate and spread holiday cheer by adopting a Guidance Center family!  We will match you with a family in need and provide you with a brief family history and wish list.

All you have to do is let us know:

  • Family size:  family of three to four; family of five or more
                                 (family size includes parents)
  • Location:    Compton, Long Beach, San Pedro


Your caring support will truly brighten our clients’ holiday!

Please contact Lorraine Lyou, Chief Development Officer, by December 4 if you have any questions or would like to adopt a family.

Lorraine Lyou | 562.485.2276 |



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Read and share our first-ever Sunset Sip 2015 Digital Tribute Bookfeaturing event highlights, sponsor messages, and more!

WHAT:  A special night that raised over $80,000 (that number is still growing!) and featured a wine tasting contest, light hors d’oeuvres, and a live and silent auction

WHO:  Jim Fox, Los Angeles Kings Alumnus/Television Color Analyst, and The Guidance Center; Special guests and alumni from the two-time Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings, will also be joining us for the evening’s festivities.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 6:30PM to 9:30PM

WHERE:  Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach,  CA 90802


EVENT SPONSORS (partial listing)

Napa Sponsors
Caren and Eric Adler
Centrifugal Casting Co.
Kings Care Foundation
Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association presented by Toyota
Joe Giacomin’s Martin Chevrolet

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Exclusive Wine Underwriter
Nancy and Bob Foster

Sonoma Sponsors
Jay Davis
First Republic Bank
Patiné Cellars
Southern California Graphics

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Santa Barbara Sponsors
Frank and Brandee Baker, Art and Sherry Hibbits, Gregg and Stephanie Hibbits
Laura and Neil Chasin
J. Brent Dunn
Joanna Exacoustos

Susan and Mel Marks, MD
NPO Solutions

Drs. Alan Robb & Lupe Padilla-Robb
Tim Sailor & Kevin Howard
Kathy Tunney

Thank you to all of our sponsors for
their generous support!

 All proceeds benefit The Guidance Center.


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Thank you to everyone who attended our San Pedro Clinic’s Open House on Wednesday, June 17.  We are so happy to be in this new space, and our San Pedro staff and clients are especially thrilled to call this new location home.  

We’d like to give a special shout out to Timothy, a former 19-year-old client, who chose to share his moving story during the open house.  And special thanks to the Children’s Benefit League who made a generous contribution to help fund our San Pedro Clinic’s play therapy room (pictured above).  Their continuous support of The Guidance Center is making a world of difference in our clients’ lives. 

More pictures here.


On Wednesday, May 6, we hosted our 4th 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 thank all of those who attended and who were involved with this event!  You can see pictures from the event here.