The Center provides services to low income families with children that have significant emotional problems requiring comprehensive mental health interventions. Our families often come to the Center feeling alone, and overwhelmed with the day-to-day challenges of raising a special needs child.
The Center serves children and youth living in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys, primarily living in at-risk neighborhoods. Our community is ethnically diverse. Spanish is the most frequently spoken language after English. The Center serves families that live in the highest poverty census tracts in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.
The quality of our clinical treatment programs and the efficiency of our daily operations are important elements of CFGC performance management. There are many practices in place that support our effort to attain high quality in everything we do. We continuously review current issues, trends and areas for improvement based on both internal and external sources of information.
Our clients are children, youth, and young adults, from infancy to 21 years of age and their families, from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, many of whom are underserved populations, all of whom have either behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges.We positively impact the lives of more than 10,000 children and families yearly, through the provision of mental health therapy services (4,000 annually) and outreach services (6,000). The majority of people served are low-income and face multiple environmental or life problems.
We envision children and families flourishing in vibrant communities.
The Child and Family Guidance Center empowers children and families to achieve health and well-being through innovative mental health services and community programs.