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Mental Health Awareness Month 2024

Did you know that May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month? This monthly celebration helps to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote education for mental health. In our busy day-to-day lives, it can be hard to make time to fit everything into our...

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Parents: It’s Time to Play!

“Play is the work of childhood.” – Jean Piaget My name is Guadalupe Navarro, a therapist at The Guidance Center. I am here to write about the importance of play and how we can encourage parents to explore their own inner child during playtime with their children. My...

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Fight to End Human Trafficking

"If everybody had a perfect childhood…the world would be a nearly perfect place. And by 'perfect' I don't mean something you see on an old sit-com. A perfect childhood simply means experiencing unconditional love, having your basic needs met and having equal...

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In My Backyard Podcast Update

The end of one journey is just the beginning of the next. -Joseph S. Marshall, III Three years ago, with the COVID-19 pandemic raging and the social unrest after the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, I created an outlet where I could speak with other experts...

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Adopt A Family Tribute Book 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Adopt-A-Family program this year.  Because of your kindness, you brought so much joy to our clients this past holiday season!      

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New Year’s Reflections for the Whole Family

The start of a new year is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and set goals and intentions for the year ahead. We asked our wonderful therapists to suggest some reflection prompts for children and youth to foster healthy conversation and to create a sense of...

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2023 Year In Review – A Letter From Our CEO

As I look back and reflect on 2023, I see a year filled with hope and determination. Hope and determination in our dedicated staff who created a safe and welcoming environment that uplifts children, youth and their families. They lend a hand and heart to help our...

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Adopt-A-Family Donors Bring Holiday Cheer!

"It's not about how much we give, but how much love we put into giving."  - Mother Theresa   Connecting our clients with community members and local businesses eager to make a positive impact remains the highlight of our year. The overwhelming generosity from our...

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Grateful for You

As we approach Thanksgiving, we’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has made a positive impact on our community every day. The holiday season serves as a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings we are thankful for, including...

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Facing Men’s Mental Health This Movember

Since 2003, Movember has been advocating for men to grow mustaches throughout November to raise awareness about various men's health concerns, including mental health and the alarming rates of male suicides. This dedicated month for health advocacy focuses on...

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Adopt-A-Family 2023

The holiday season is fast approaching, but for many of the families we serve, this season can be a challenging time. Our clients often face complex hardships, which can make celebrating the holidays distressing and discouraging. Our Adopt-A-Family program gives...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023

In October, we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This time is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, honoring survivors, and fostering a society where love and respect triumph over violence and abuse. Domestic violence, often referred to as...

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The Guidance Center Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month!

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! The dates of this month-long celebration, spanning from September 15 to October 15, were thoughtfully chosen to coincide with the Independence Days of several Latin American countries. The first day of Latinx Heritage Month is the...

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