Mental Health Services for Children and Families.
Serving the towns of Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Darien, and Stamford.
We are the safety net
The number of children and family members who received mental health services from the Center last year.
The percentage of children we treat
every year who are considered serious suicide risks.
The average age of the children who receive therapy at the Center.
The percentage of our funding that goes directly to our clinical programs.
* Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Darien
The societal and economic cost of untreated child mental illness is staggering.
for the families in your town*
who cannot afford private mental health care for their children.
We need your help.
We need your support to keep doing what we do.
Please donate today.
Critical Challenges
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State Funding
  State of Connecticut funding has been static for over 20 years during which time our operating costs have increased by over 80%. In addition, in 2016, we, along with many other community-based  providers of critical treatment services, expect to have our state funding reduced because of Connecticut's budget crisis.
Insufficient Medicaid Reimbursements
  81% of the children we treat are on Medicaid.  Static Medicaid reimbursement rates for outpatient child mental health services ( as low as $29 per hour for therapy) only cover a fraction of the costs of delivering high-quality mental health services to children.
More Children are Seeking Help
  Demand for our services continues to exceed our capacity and our waiting list continues to grow. We urgently need funding to expand our clinical capacity so we can quickly help every child in need.  No child suffering from a serious emotional or behavioral disorder should have to wait months for treatment.
More Children with Serious  Disorders
  A growing percentage of the children seeking help are presenting with more serious and complex issues, such as trauma, that requires a much higher level of therapeutic intervention.
The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.  Donations are tax-deductable as allowed by law.

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