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The 2013 beneficiary organization is

The Child and Family Guidance Center envisions children and families flourishing in vibrant communities. Established in 1962, CFGC empowers children and families to achieve health and wellbeing through innovative mental health services and community programs. We serve a diverse population of underserved children, from infancy to age 21, and their families. Our clients have serious behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges. CFGC positively impacts the lives of more than 10,000 children and families each year, the majority of whom are low income and face multiple environmental or life challenges. The Child and Family Guidance Center proactively creates community wellness through innovative life-changing mental health services, prevention and early intervention programs.
The Child and Family Guidance Center provides more than 35 outpatient mental healthcare programs and services including:

  • Individual, Family & Group Therapy
  • Northpoint School
  • CalWorks
  • Community Family Center
  • Crisis Program
  • Gang Reduction and Youth Development
  • School-based Counseling
  • Wrap Around
  • Community Resource Services
  • Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Mental health disorders, substance abuse, obesity, limited healthcare access and declining health behaviors have a negative impact on our community. Programs like ours have been proven to reduce homelessness, incarceration, suicide, and psychiatric hospitalization. Help create positive health outcomes and increase safety, community wellness and economic prosperity by making a contribution to the Child and Family Guidance Center today. www.childguidance.org


List of organizations supported as beneficiaries
of Women & Words


2004 - Children's Law Center
2005 - Penny Lane
2006 - Women's Care Cottage
2007 - Westside Children's Center
2008 - Children's Institute Inc.
2009 - Spring - Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine
2009 - Fall – WriteGirl

- Spring –Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine
2010 - Fall – Westside Family Health Center

- Fall – The Echo Center
2012Reach Out and Read

Child and Family Guidance Center


Hi Sheila,

Thanks so much for helping Reach Out and Read!! It was a spectacular event with all the silent auction items and of course the books sales. But the greatest were the interesting, poignant women authors with such stories to tell us and why women read what inspiring authors share. All would not be possible without your motivation and stellar group of friends. I’ll be there next Sept, you betcha!  

Karen Fond



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