Ways to Give

We believe everyone has the right to access mental health treatment. You can help us provide these much needed resources to children and families in various ways.




“The Guidance enter cared.”  -Gage, 10-year-old client featured in our 2015 annual appeal

You can help lead Gage and our many other children and families to a brighter and more confident future by making a donation to The Guidance Center. Your gift, no matter how big or small, will make a tremendous difference for every child who needs our help!

Hear Gage’s story here.

Have you ever wondered how Play Therapy works? Check out our On-the-Go Kits to see the power of therapeutic play in action. We love how the diverse set of tools, toys, and games in these kits encourage and allow children to voice difficult emotions and prompt healing through creatively confronting real-life conflicts.

How Your Contribution Helps:

  • With your gift of $1,000, we can provide one month of intensive treatment for a teen who is struggling with the early onset of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
  • With your gift of $200, we can provide one hour of treatment for a child with no insurance who is a victim of trauma or abuse.
  • Your gift of $100 provides a therapist with play therapy supplies, a critical tool in the treatment and care of young children.
  • Your gift of $50 provides a classroom in Long Beach Unified School District with our It’s About T.I.M.E. Calming Toolkit filled with sensory regulating items proven to help students with trauma de-stress and learn.
  • Your gift of $25 helps provide a healthy after school snack for children who would otherwise go hungry.

There are many ways to give:

Donate Online


Donate by Mail 

If you prefer to mail your donation, please complete our  donation form    and mail it to:

The Guidance Center
Attn: Development Department
1301 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

Donate by Phone

Call 562.485.2276 to donate over the phone with your credit card.

Donate In-Kind Items

Donate toys, books, or clothes or other in-kind goods or services.
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Estate Plans

Include The Guidance Center in your estate plans

For more information, please contact Lorraine Lyou, Chief Development Officer, at 562.485.2276, or via email at llyou@tgclb.org.