The Guidance Center

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 20 locations. Our expertise in mental health and wellness, early childhood education, free preschool for income-eligible families, intellectual & developmental disabilities services and support, mentoring, substance-use disorder, 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 15,000 children and adults annually work on their own personal triumphs in life.


Youth Psychosocial Summer Attendant

May 2019 - August 2019 Leavenworth, KS
“I enjoyed working with clients with behavioral issues and having personal connections with them and my co-workers.”

Attendant Care Worker

May 2019 - August 2019 Oskaloosa, KS
“I was able to gain some incredibly valuable experience in the field of psychology, working with youth identified with serious emotional disturbance and/or other mental health disorders. Not only was the experience invaluable, but the position was really fulfilling, allowing me to form relationships and provide a positive impact on these kids’ lives. ”
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