Social Hour – Spring

For the past four years 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. Social Hour 2020 was held virtually on Zoom for safety precautions due to COVID-19. Friends and supporters of The Guidance Center joined online and contributed to the success of this program! 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.

It’s About T.I.M.E. supports school staff in understanding that many children have endured ongoing, significant life stressors and traumatic experiences, and that trauma can inhibit students’ ability to succeed in the traditional classroom environment. The goal of this program is to equip staff with tools to understand and help children experiencing negative impacts of trauma through a “trauma-informed” lens that promotes healthy bonds, which are scientifically proven to help students’ brains heal emotionally and develop academically.

Thank you to all who supported our 3rd annual Social Hour at Liberation Brewing Co. on May 16. Because of you, we raised $8,711 for our It’s About T.I.M.E. program’s expansion in local schools. We are so grateful for you all coming together for trauma-informed schools and our community’s students. We look forward to seeing you next Spring for this event!

Sunset Sip – Fall

Each fall, 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. 

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.

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