The Guidance Center
The Guidance Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive mental health treatment to our community’s most disadvantaged children and their families struggling with mental illness and abuse, leading them toward a positive and bright future. The Center envisions a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy. We help troubled children who have no where else to turn – children who are victims of abuse and neglect, teens struggling with depression and substance abuse, and families coping with gangs and violence. The Guidance Center gives these children and families hope by providing much needed mental health treatment to help them feel better and function better in their daily lives. The Guidance Center serves 2,000 low-income children and families each year. We offer services at three locations: Long Beach, San Pedro and Compton/Lynwood.