Category : Hope

Thomas’ Adopt-A-Family Story

When we think of the holiday season, many of us smile at the thought of spending time with family and friends, eating big meals, exchanging gifts, continuing family traditions and making new memories. For many of the families at The

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Client Success Story: An Unexpected Collaboration

“Where can I possibly find a spider without buying it forever? I know I’m not going around digging under rocks during my lunch break.” These are the things you think about when you are a child therapist and it’s the

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Discover the Superhero Within: Meet Samantha

Meet Samantha, a client in our Intensive Services Program at our Long Beach Clinic. She’s the last of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. Samantha struggled with severe depression and bullying, but with

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Wendy

Meet Wendy, a client in The Guidance Center’s CalWORKS program in Long Beach. She’s the third of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. The stress of bravely escaping domestic violence triggered a previously

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Jason

Meet Jason, a former client at our Compton Clinic. He’s the second of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. Jason has already experienced heartbreaking tragedy and challenges in his young life. But no

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Karen

  Meet Karen, a client in our Long Beach Intensive Services program. She’s the first of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. This is her inspiring letter of overcoming obstacles and discovering the

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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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Nurture Your Inner Child Explained

Nurture your inner child. It’s the theme for Sunset Sip 2017 and highlights a key component of play therapy, but what does it mean and why is it important? Why would we invite guests to “nurture their inner child?” To

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Client Success Story: A Successful Family Outing

During the summer months when school is out of session, clinical staff who regularly meet with their clients on school campuses instead meet with them at their homes, local parks, libraries or coffee shops to ensure that all clients continue

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Client Success Story: The Mental Health Advocate Trio

Read the story of the mother and daughter featured in our 70th Anniversary video and how they’re now leading healthy, happy lives and advocating for mental health in their community… To say that Mia and her mom, Araceli, are now

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