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Helping children through proven mental health interventions.

Our Mission

We help Southeast Los Angeles County’s under-served children and their families heal from trauma, abuse, emotional, behavioral and mental health issues through proven interventions and compassionate guidance.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Through the collaborative efforts of our staff, our board and other community members we provide a safe place where families affected by trauma, abuse and mental health issues can heal and restore their lives. We are an engaged community partner deeply invested in developing and supporting healthy children and families in the Southeast Los Angeles County area.

We Need Your Support Today!

Guiding Principles and Values

To our clients and families:  

We pledge to create a treatment environment that is caring, supportive, compassionate, and respectful.

To the communities we serve: 

We are committed to providing quality programs that achieve positive outcomes.

To our donors: 

We will be accountable and fiscally responsible stewards of your gifts, exercise good judgment with integrity in our financial management, ensuring that resources are utilized in the best interest of the children and families we serve.

CFGC Overview

According to a 2013 study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children have a mental disorder, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among our youth.  Community Family Guidance Center is here to help!

Each year, Community Family Guidance Center (CFGC) provides high-quality counseling services to more than 1,400 children in need, plus contact with family members and teachers.  We provide on average more than 33,000 therapy sessions each year.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency serving the Southeast area of Los Angeles County which includes the communities of Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, Downey, East Los Angeles, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, Whittier, and others.

Established in 1976, we have been serving in our community for more than 40 years. As a result, we know our community well and have developed strong community partnerships with our local schools and other local social service agencies.  These partnerships allow us to deliver services that strengthen our clients and their families through a collaborative, integrated approach. 

Our therapists, supervisors, and support staff are committed to supporting our children and our goal of promoting the success of families. With approximately 70 team members, we can provide therapy that is culturally sensitive and bilingual as needed.

Our highly involved and dedicated Board of Directors includes a diverse group of prominent local businessmen and women, local educators, and long term residents of the communities we serve.

You can help impact the community you live in by helping our children dealing with mental health issues.  To learn more, contact Victor Sanchez, our CFGC Community, and Donor Relations Manager, at 562-924-5526 ext. 288 or via email

CFGC Overview
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