Nurture development.
Foster resilience.
Cultivate well-being.


About the Guidance Center

Our Mission
Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being.


Our Vision
The Guidance Center is an innovative leader in programs, community engagement, and collaboration to create a vibrant future for those we serve.


Core Values
These values are the foundation of our culture, our decision-making processes, and the steadfast pursuit of our mission:
Welcoming and Accessible
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Respect and Dignity
Innovation and Creativity
Excellence and Quality
Teamwork and Collaboration
Accountability and Reliability
Stewardship and Integrity

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Programs & Services

Services spanning Early Childhood, Children and Youth Services, Adult Services, and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities are delivered with excellence and professionalism in an atmosphere of caring, hope, and respect.

Adult Services
Providing services and supports for people living with serious mental illness and their families.
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Children & Youth Services
Offering a variety of mental health services to children and youth ages 5 - 17 with emotional and behavioral challenges.
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Early Childhood
Offering a variety of resources to support parents and their young children ages birth to 6 years old.
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Champions of Wayne
Transforming student obstacles to success by way of an incentive-based mentoring system so that each student graduates in the best way possible.
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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Serving persons of all ages diagnosed with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.
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Kids-TALK Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)
Serving children through 17 years of age with comprehensive treatment to suspected child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, or other forms of psychological trauma.
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Adult & Family Services
Offering mental health services to adults and children with private insurance, Medicare, or Private-Pay. Services offered include psychiatry and individual, couple, and family therapy.
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Nurture the Future
Providing free resources and preventative education in the Downriver area to develop strong families and inspire and assist parents as they raise children.
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
Providing a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable individuals.
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Signature Events

Events Page

2024 Special Event Sponsorship Opportunities

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Champions of Wayne Student Achievement Banquets

Wayne Tree Manor
Wayne, Michigan

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Friday, June 14, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Summer Glow

Grosse Ile, Michigan

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Thursday, October 10, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grape Expectations for Kids Dinner

Detroit Athletic Club
Detroit, Michigan

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Upcoming Events


Reading Hits the Spot! – Family Literacy Event

The Guidance Center Romulus

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Kids’ Art in the Park – A Free Family Fun Outdoor Event

Heritage Park Sheridan Pavilion, 12111 Pardee, Taylor

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Secondary Trauma and Its Impact


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  • Our Impact

    16,000 children and adults served yearly

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