Celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, The Guidance Center would like to recognize several of the leaders who serve as activists for the importance of mental health. Communities of color, including children, experience unique obstacles in accessing mental health care

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Community is the Foundation: It’s About T.I.M.E. Program Update

This past August, I walked onto the campus of Long Beach’s Poly PAAL High School to train the teaching and administrative staff, beginning our two-year It’s About T.I.M.E. journey. I always wonder how my curriculum will be received by other

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Join the Fight to End Human Trafficking

Andrea is 11 years old. She loves drawing and walking to the park with her friends. She’s tall for her age, and struggles to fit in with her foster siblings. She’s desperately lonely at home. She finds her escape at

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A Community of Connection

This special client success story comes from our 2016-17 Annual Report. Click here to experience more stories of community and hope that comes from compassionate collaboration.   “Community means coming together for the common good of the kids.” -Armando Naranjo,

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Adopt-a-Family Program Gives Joy to Many

Because of generous community members and local organizations, 150 of our children and parents, totaling almost 40 families, will experience the joy of the holiday season this year. The holidays for our families can be especially difficult. They come from

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Annual Client Holiday Party

Nothing warms our hearts and brings the holiday spirit quite like our annual Client Holiday Party! And, this year’s celebration was no exception. On Wednesday, our headquarters in Long Beach was transformed into a winter wonderland just for our children

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Preparing for the Holidays + Upcoming Community Events

It’s not quite yet December, but the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can already be felt. Holiday decorations are popping up all over neighborhoods and in stores. A slight chill can even be felt in the air. The

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Happy Thanksgiving + Thank You Food Finders!

Before our staff head out to celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends and families, we want to take a moment to express our sincerest gratitude for all you do to support the children and their families we serve at The Guidance

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Sunset Sip 2017: Nurture Your Inner Child

Last Saturday, we invited the community to nurture their inner child at Hotel Maya, and what fun we had doing just that! Words fail to express just how grateful we are for the outpouring of support we received from the

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Meet our Sunset Sip Sponsors

Over The Guidance Center’s more than 70-year history, a key factor in enabling us to provide much-needed mental health services to our community’s most disadvantaged children and families has been our many passionate supporters. They’ve used their voice to advocate

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