The Guidance Center is thrilled to participate in the online giving event, Long Beach Gives, joining over 230 inspiring nonprofit organizations on a mission to make a difference! Set for Thursday, September 21, 2023, this citywide movement is a 24-hour day dedicated to help raise awareness about nonprofits and the important role they play in our community.

This year, your support through Long Beach Gives will fund specialty suicide assessment and treatment training for mental health professionals at The Guidance Center and in the community, as well as non-mental health direct care staff in the community (youth counselors, receptionists, etc.) As a result of your generosity, every client will receive this vital assessment during their very first visit with us.

In the last ten years, rates of suicide and suicide attempts have increased dramatically. In Long Beach, unintentional and intentional self-harm is among the top 10 leading causes of death (CDPH). Limited access to mental health care, heightened use of social media, poverty, and community violence have all played a role in this alarming increase and was magnified even further by the isolation of the pandemic.

Assisting and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) is a research-based training model that helps behavioral health professionals and nonprofessionals feel confident navigating challenging conversations and offers strategies for providing compassionate care to people at risk for suicide. The goal is to address the pain the young person is experiencing and to reduce hospitalizations. 

Join us on September 21st for Long Beach Gives and be a part of this life-changing movement. Your donation isn’t just a gift; it’s a lifeline. Together, we can make a lasting impact on our community’s mental health and well-being.



→ Fundraise! Become a Peer Fundraiser for The Guidance Center! Create your own personal fundraising page for friends and family to donate to on September 21st.  All you need is your name and email address to get started. While early fundraising starts September 14th, you can get a head start and create your page today.


→ Give! Make your own personal donation to The Guidance Center through Long Beach Gives on September 21st or give early. Early giving starts September 14th.


→ Share! Help spread the word by sharing your Peer Fundraising page with family and friends. Not only can you ask them to support you with a donation but you can also encourage them to set up their own Peer Fundraising page on behalf of The Guidance Center.




Visit our Long Beach Gives page for more information about this powerful giving day and stay tuned for updates about The Guidance Center’s Long Beach Gives campaign in the coming weeks. We will continue to share announcements and information on our social media platforms.


We hope you’ll join us on September 21st for this special day to raise awareness and support for the incredible nonprofits making a difference in Long Beach!