The Child and Family Guidance Center serves vulnerable and at-risk children, as well as, their families. We provide a continuum of quality mental healthcare, supportive social services, and links to needed resources. The Center embraces a family-strengthening philosophy aimed at helping clients to become empowered, overcome challenges, and flourish within the community.
The Center is committed to remaining responsive to the ever-changing needs of our families, developing innovative programs, and training professional staff members to work in a community setting.
The Child and Family Guidance Center envisions a community where all children are given the opportunity to grow and develop in a supportive and nurturing family environment. We seek to have children maximize their potential as productive members of society. We also envision a community where parents are empowered to become advocates for the needs of their children.
The Child and Family Guidance Center shall consistently treat our clients and workforce with honesty, dignity, fairness and respect. We will conduct our work with the highest ethical standards of professionalism and integrity.
Commitment – We have an unshakeable commitment to the well-being of the children, youth and families in our communities.
Family Strengths – We recognize and utilize innate family strengths while assisting families to overcome difficulties.
Diversity – The Center values and celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity in its Board, staff and the families we serve.
Responsiveness – Our Center is committed to providing new and innovative services to meet changing community needs.
Service – Services are the end result of our efforts. They should meet the highest professional standards and be delivered in the most efficient and effective means possible. As our services are viewed, so are we.
Best Practices – We support the use of proven interventions to assist children and youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Outcome – Significant, positive change in clients’ lives is the ultimate measure of how effectively we are providing them with the best services to meet their needs.
Our Workforce – The diversity and involvement of our people is the foundation of our strength. We are committed to their fair and effective selection, development, motivation and recognition. We will provide employees with the tools, training and support to achieve excellence in providing behavioral and mental health services to the children and families in our community. We acknowledge and support our staff as our strength and most valuable asset. They provide our organization with the ability to accomplish our mission and determine our reputation.