About The Guidance Center


Since 1958 The Guidance Center has been committed to its mission to: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being.
Throughout the last six decades the agency has maintained a collaborative relationship with its local communities and schools to support adults and children experiencing mental health difficulties and other challenges. A group of concerned residents and educators recognized the need for mental health services in our area and joined forces in 1958 to help form The Guidance Center. Since then we have worked as a team to respond to the needs of children, adults and families in southeast Michigan.
The agency operates a wide range of programs and services at 18 locations. Our expertise in mental health and wellness, early childhood education, intellectual & developmental disabilities services and support, mentoring, substance-use disorders, Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center, Champions of Wayne, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), Nurture the Future, and research and evaluation helps more than 16,000 children and adults annually work on their own personal triumphs in life.
In October 2021, The Guidance Center was selected by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to participate in its five-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration pilot. TGC is one of only thirteen community mental health agencies in the state of Michigan selected for this pilot. The rigorous certification process verified TGC as meeting all 125 of the national standards required of CCBHC service providers by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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

More about us

Directory of Services

Download a copy of our Directory Services for more details on our programs

Reports & Publications

2022-23 Donor & Community Impact Report
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