Adopt-A-Family – Winter
The holidays for our families can be especially difficult. Our clients and their families come from all different backgrounds and face complicated issues. Some families are headed by single parents or are multi-generational. Some are victims of domestic or community violence. Some are seeking treatment for mental health conditions or learning to cope with a loss within their family. Each working hard to make ends meet year-round.
Every year, thoughtful Adopt-A-Family donors provide so much joy for the season and hope for the New Year to our families. We are inspired by their compassion and so grateful for their generosity.
Sunset Sip – Spring
Each year, friends and supporters of The Guidance Center come together to raise funds to support critical mental health services for our community’s most disadvantaged children and families at our Sunset Sip benefit. When you participate in our Sunset Sip festivities, you support our early intervention and prevention programs in our communities.
SAVE THE DATE – Sunset Sip 2024 will be held on Friday, April 26th at Hotel Maya in Long Beach!
Recap of our 9th Annual Sunset Sip:
On the evening of Saturday, September 14th, 2019, The Guidance Center hosted our 9th Annual Sunset Sip: Hope Takes Flight, at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, Calif. We invited the community to uplift and celebrate hope with us and what a wonderful evening it was!
More than 180 people attended and helped raise more than $175,000, exceeding funds raised in previous years. Sponsors and guests’ generous support at this annual benefit ensures that we will continue to provide critical mental health services to our community’s disadvantaged children and families.
We thank everyone who attended the event as we unleashed our superpowers together. Your support helps create a community where our children will recognize their own superpowers so they can lead happy and healthy lives.
Make sure to check out our Sunset Sip 2019 Digital Tribute Book for event highlights, photos, sponsor messages, and more! Also take a look at our Event Recap and check out more event photos on our Facebook.
When you participate in our Sunset Sip festivities, you support our early intervention and prevention programs in our communities:
- It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) is a first-of-its-kind for Long Beach Unified School District training program, based on Child Trauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model in Education, where we equip educators with tools to understand and help their students who are experiencing negative impacts of trauma.
- Collaborative Care Initiative brings together mental health professionals from The Guidance Center and medical professionals from Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital to increase their knowledge and skills of one another’s scope of work with the goal of improving the lives of children by treating the “whole child” in their respective treatment plans.
- Mental Health First Aid – is a public education program on the importance of early intervention for adults and youth in the community. The 8-hour training session empowers participants with the understanding of unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides a 5-step action plan that participants can follow to help someone in crisis. Two Guidance Center staff are certificated in this training program and host a number of sessions throughout the year. New training dates coming in 2019.