Eighty percent of our clients live in poverty, and many of them come to us through the 2-1-1 crisis hotline. For over ninety years, The Child and Family Guidance Center has provided critical mental health services. Donations from supporters like you are need now more than ever: https://cfgc.salsalabs.org/generaldonationform/index.html

Help Youth in Crisis

“Kids deserve a chance to heal and be happy. MCIS is part of that, but we don’t do it alone, it takes a community.”

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-14 (Mental Health America) and 1 in 6 youth experience a mental health disorder each year. Here at The Child & Family Guidance Center, our Mobile Crisis program responds to youth in distress throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, 24.7.

Watch and see how this free program works to help children heal and build a healthier, happier future. Please consider donating today to make a difference. 

If your child is in crisis, call 2-1-1- to be connected to a mobile clinician. 


Help Traumatized Kids

By the time Anna was 13, she had been raped, abused and given birth to her first child.  Anna came to CFGC profoundly sad and unable to cope. Through individual, group and family counseling, CFGC clinicians are helping Anna rediscover hope, trust  and love.

Over seventy percent of the children and teens we treat have been traumatized. Often, they are victims of the inner city, facing violence, abuse, broken homes and homelessness. Many more children and teens face their traumas alone. Today, you can help us to reach out to these kids and give them the love and therapy that they so desperately need.

Jason lived in a Bridgeport housing project with his father. “I grew up believing that I would never get out of the projects,” Jason remembers. The CFGC team came together to provide a range of supports that Jason and his father needed to cope. Jason became the first “Morales” to graduate from high school.

Help Heal Families

Nothing is more powerful than the love that binds families together, but when those bonds break or are weakened, kids and their futures are at risk.

For children and teens who live in poverty and experience trauma, these risks magnify. Graduation rates fall. Teen pregnancy, delinquency and drug use rise.

At The Child and Family Guidance Center, families can heal. Then, they are better able to protect, guide and advocate for their kids, and these kids are able to find their own pathways to healthy, happy and productive lives.