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Community of Hope

Providing quality and comprehensive mental health care to children and families.

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 We believe everyone has the right to access mental health treatment, your gift, no matter how big or small, will make a tremendous difference.

As we continue to adjust to our new way of operating under COVID-19, we are continuing our promise to be a safe place. To ensure we can keep our clients, their families and our staff happy and healthy, we are providing clinical care remotely, via Zoom (telehealth). Also, a limited number of clients who are in crisis are being seen for pre-approved in-person sessions. Additionally, business operations are also conducted remotely.

15 million

An estimated 15 million of our nation’s young people can currently be diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

less than 20%

Less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. Early mental health support can help a child before problems interfere with other developmental needs.

one in five

One in five children suffer from a mental health or learning disorder, and 80% of chronic mental disorders begin in childhood.

our impact

The Guidance Center stands as a beacon and provider of hope for our community’s most disadvantaged children and families. This is achieved through our comprehensive mental health treatment and early intervention and prevention programs.


9 out of 10

Parents report their child’s behavior problems decreased & life improved.

3 out of 4

Adults seen report decreased symptoms of anxiety, trauma, or depression.

2 out of 3

Parents report their child’s behavior problems decreased & life improved.


CALWorks clients obtained jobs

success stories

Our clients battle and overcome different hardships, obstacles or traumas. When they arrive at The Guidance Center, children and their families begin their journey together to find healing and hope. With the support of our compassionate team of therapists, they leave with confidence, strength and the tools to thrive toward positive and productive futures.

Upcoming Events


For the past three years in May, we have hosted a fun Social Hour for our It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) program in local schools. The community plays a critical part in the success of the program and due to the support thus far, more educators have been equipped with a trauma-informed lens and It’s About T.I.M.E. Calming Toolkits, meaning more students have been supported through trauma-informed relationships.

Roll Call Training Videos

Learn the skills needed to keep your officers and the community safe – without taking anyone off duty. Gain access to the Roll Call Training Video series at no cost here.

The Bridge Documentary

Experience the documentary that challenges perceptions of poverty, exposes its devastating effects on mental health, and reveals the trauma-informed approach as a part of the wider solution to breaking poverty’s intergenerational cycle.

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