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Adopt-A-Family Tribute 2020

Adopt-A-Family Tribute 2020

Please enjoy our Tribute Book for Adopt-A-Family 2020 A big thank you to everyone who participates in this program and makes it possible for us to help our clients in this way year after year!        ...

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DEEP BREATHING: Theory and Practice

DEEP BREATHING: Theory and Practice

Deep breathing is proven to help people feel better and live better. Even so, many people find that it doesn’t work for them. If you’ve tried deep breathing but can’t make it work, this article is for you. It’s broken into two parts – the theory of it, which explains...

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3 Mental Health Tips for a Happy New Year

3 Mental Health Tips for a Happy New Year

You made it! We are here! It is 2021, a new year. Many of us have endured isolation or separation from loved ones and a variety of losses. Most, if not all, of our expectations for 2020 were hijacked by a global pandemic. As we begin this new year, let us be mindful...

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2020 Year in Review – A Letter from Our CEO

2020 Year in Review – A Letter from Our CEO

As I reflect on this past year, like many of you, I never imagined we would be living under such trying circumstances. With dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice and the economic hardships that have accompanied them, this has been a year of great loss,...

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3 Ways to Help Kids Navigate the Holidays and COVID-19

3 Ways to Help Kids Navigate the Holidays and COVID-19

If there is anything that has been predictable about this year, it’s how unpredictable it has been. No doubt your kids have experienced major changes and disappointments this year. Changes to anticipated events like special celebrations, birthdays and holidays can be...

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Guidance Center Donors Offer Hope for the Holidays

Guidance Center Donors Offer Hope for the Holidays

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt The Guidance Center knew this holiday season would be hard on many of our clients and their families. Many live in...

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Support Children’s Mental Health Before the Year Ends

Support Children’s Mental Health Before the Year Ends

  Hope. Resilience. Perseverance. Courage. These are the words that guide our clients when they come to The Guidance Center for help. These words mean more now than ever before. This year has been unlike any other. Living through a pandemic and the social...

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Thankful Even in Hard Times

Thankful Even in Hard Times

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season in the United States, and is a favorite for many. It is a time when loved ones gather together to reflect upon all things for which they are grateful. There is no pressure of holiday gifts; it is a day built on the...

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Finding Thanks in Things that Give Us Hope

Finding Thanks in Things that Give Us Hope

As we enter into the holiday season, we start with Thanksgiving — a time where families and friends typically gather together to reflect upon and share what they are grateful for. This season looks very different than it has ever before. We are living through an...

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Thankful for You

Thankful for You

As we enter into the holiday season, we start with Thanksgiving -- a time where families and friends typically gather together to reflect upon and share what they are grateful for. This season looks very different than it has in the past. We are living through an...

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Adopt-A-Family: Making the Holidays Bright

Adopt-A-Family: Making the Holidays Bright

We are very excited to launch our holiday Adopt-A-Family program! Whether you have supported this program for years or this is your first time learning about it, your generosity will make the holidays bright for so many families this year. Our Adopt-A-Family program...

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6 TIPS TO HELP KIDS DEAL WITH BULLYING

6 TIPS TO HELP KIDS DEAL WITH BULLYING

Bullying impacts millions of children each year and can show up in a myriad of ways, including name-calling, spreading rumors, social exclusion and physical attacks i.e., pushing, tripping, pulling hair, etc. Complaining of stomachaches, acting withdrawn, low...

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It’s About T.I.M.E. Year 5 Update, PT. 2

It’s About T.I.M.E. Year 5 Update, PT. 2

This blog post is continued from It’s About T.I.M.E. Year Five Update Pt. 1. To read part one, click here. We’re thrilled to share how the It's About T.I.M.E. program has continued to offer trauma-informed care to LBUSD schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to...

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It’s About T.I.M.E. Year Five Update, PT. 1

It’s About T.I.M.E. Year Five Update, PT. 1

Two-thirds of the way through my second and final year at Addams Elementary, I felt like I was making decent progress with instilling the It’s About T.I.M.E. lens into the culture of the school. I had formed bonds of friendship and professional respect with much of...

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Celebrate the Day of Encouragement with Us

Celebrate the Day of Encouragement with Us

Saturday, September 12 is the National Day of Encouragement. In honor of this, we reached out to our staff and asked them to share their favorite encouraging quotes. We believe there is no better time than the present to spread positivity and lift each other up....

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10 Facts About the U.S. Census

10 Facts About the U.S. Census

Are you interested in advocating for more resources to support your family? Would you like your voice to be heard and represented in continuing to develop the future of your community?  Completing the 2020 Census is part of that journey! You ask, “Well what is the...

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Sunset Sip 2020: A Virtual Success

Sunset Sip 2020: A Virtual Success

When we decided to host Sunset Sip 2020 virtually, we did not know how successful the event would be, but not to our surprise so many of you joined us online and showed your support on the evening of August 28, 2020. Nearly 95 people attended our first virtual Sunset...

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Everyone Has A Journey Explained: Story Recap

Everyone Has A Journey Explained: Story Recap

Everyone Has A Journey is this year’s theme for Sunset Sip, and what a journey these past months have been. Our clients, our staff, our supporters and our surrounding communities have all been navigating through life in a new way we never predicted. Although this has...

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