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).

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Directory of Services

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Reports & Publications

2021-22 Donor & Community Impact Report