Long Beach Gives –

Kick Off Event at Trademark Brewing!

On September 8th, friends of The Guidance Center are invited to celebrate at our Long Beach Gives Kick Off event at Trademark Brewing! This year through Long Beach Gives, we are raising funds for our It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) program.

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.

We hope you will join us to hear the latest news from our trauma-informed experts and champion our efforts in creating a community where all children can thrive!


Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets may be purchased at the event.

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. 

On April 23rd at the Hotel Maya, more than 175 guests gathered to honor The Guidance Center and celebrate our Hope Award recipient Tim Sailor. Sponsors and guests helped raise a record-breaking $180,000.  Their generous support ensures that we continue to provide vital mental health services to our community’s most disadvantaged children and families.