Children & Youth Services

Children’s Behavioral Health

Children’s Behavioral Health provides an array of mental health services to children and youth ages 5 – 17 with emotional and behavioral challenges. Services include assessment, psychiatric treatment, office and home-based therapy and case management, therapeutic and skill-building groups, wraparound, and around-the-clock crisis screening. Children’s Behavioral Health services focus both on the individual child/youth and the family as a whole. We are committed to help children and families build on their many strengths in order to lead fulfilling, productive lives.


Juvenile Justice

The Juvenile Justice program uses the Wraparound philosophy to provide home-based rehabilitative delinquency services to the youth and families in the program. Click here for more information.

Prevention and Diversion Services

Our youth empowerment services provide support, guidance and positive opportunities that help youth ages 7-17 develop their skills and make safe, healthy choices. We offer developmentally appropriate opportunities focused on social, emotional, academic and behavioral needs through a variety of services including:


Prevention Services

  • SUDDs (Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs Downriver) Coalition
  • Teen coalitions
  • River Rouge Prevention Policy Board (RRPPB) youth membership
  • Lifeskills training groups
  • Aggression replacement training groups
  • Bullying prevention groups
  • Academic assistance

Diversion Services


Now you can use web and mobile tools to help you get better and stay mentally strong. myStrength is safe and secure and offers personalized resources to improve your mood.


To sign up for myStrength:
1. Visit www.myStrength.com and click “Sign Up”

2. Enter your information, and the following Access Code:

  • if you are a Member/Consumer: DWMHAc
  • if you are Care Giver/Guardian: DWMHAcare
  • if you are a Community Member:  DWMHAp
  • if you are a Provider staff person for personal use: DWMHAstaff

3. Complete the myStrength sign-up process with a brief Wellness Assessment and personal profile.

4. Go mobile! Using the access code above, get the myStrength app for iOS and Android devices at www.mystrength.com/mobile

The Ryan White Part C Program is a federal grant program designed to improve primary health care for people living with HIV.

Following federal poverty guidelines, the program may be able to either pay or help pay for any primary care service that is

  • Deemed necessary by the eligible person’s physician
  • Not covered by the person’s health insurance or an existing program
Program Services

The scope of services is broad because individual needs vary. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Dental care
  • Counseling services
  • Nutrition assessment
  • HIV/AIDS-related eye care
  • Transportation
  • Medication purchases
  • Insurance premiums and co-pay assistance

For more information talk to your case manager or therapist or visit dchcquality.com.

Important Details


Sliding Fee Scale
For people who are uninsured or are eligible for services that are not covered by their insurance, The Guidance Center has a sliding fee scale that is based on income and other factors.  Please click on the link the view/download details.


24-Hour Crisis Support
If you are receiving mental health or substance use disorder services at The Guidance Center and are experiencing a personal crisis at any time of the day or night, a member of our team is available to assist you. Please call 734-785-7700.


Evening and Weekend Hours
We have both evening and weekend hours available in our outpatient mental health and substance use disorder programs.


Services for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces and their families
We are proud to serve Veterans, members of the Armed Forces and their families,  who have provided dedicated service to our country.  We accept Tricare insurance as well as commercial insurances, Medicaid and Medicare, and also serve people who are uninsured.


Translation Services
We want everyone in the community to feel welcome and have access to our services.  We have several bilingual staff and also provide translation services at no cost in all languages, including American Sign language.


A Welcoming Environment
Inclusion is very important to us.   We welcome members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community as well as people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and abilities.  Our facilities are conveniently located and fully accessible for people with physical challenges.  We have a diverse team of staff with various degrees, training and experience in order to provide the best, most holistic care possible to the people we serve.


Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at The Guidance Center please call 734-785-7700.


Wayne County Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol

Please click link for updated Wayne County Case Management Protocol for Child Abuse and Neglect. This Protocol was first developed in 1991 due a recognized need that child victims of abuse and neglect required a different intervention approach than adults and a need for greater coordination of services from involved agencies. It serves as a road map for all of the disciplines that are involved in allegations of child abuse and neglect in Wayne County and provides a helpful reference of roles and responsibilities.

Our Mission
Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate wellbeing.
Our Vision
The Guidance Center will be an innovative leader in programs, community engagement,
and collaboration to create a vibrant future for those we serve.