We help children overcome behavioral challenges such as: anger, frustration, depression, eating and sleeping disorders, fighting, and disruption of family, school and community, with the goal of children becoming happy, staying at home (as opposed to residential or in-hospital treatment), making positive choices, and graduating from school.
Our capacity to provide state-of-the-art programs and services is directly related to our ability to build public and private funding partnerships to support the work we do with our community's children, youth and families. In this challenging financial environment characterized by shrinking public funding for human services and economic turmoil affecting the families we serve, additional funding provided by individuals, businesses, corporation, foundation, and service organizations is vital.
This support is critical to maintaining existing services without harmful cuts or compromise, and is essential for developing new programs to fulfill unmet mental health and child development needs in our community.
The Center invites you to make a financial commitment to help support the programs and services we offer to our community's most vulnerable citizens. All donations are tax-exempt to the full extent of the law.
In addition to on-line donations, credit cards are accepted over the phone and/or checks should be mailed to: The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County 100 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
Become a Volunteer
Choices for Success is a youth development program for middle school students where volunteers tutor participants in several academic subjects. Volunteers also work with students in creative activities such as art, drama, photography, music, cooking, gardening, and community service.
Volunteers also assist The Center in fund raising activities. The Center has two annual events where volunteers are critical: A golf outing at Shorehaven Country Club in Norwalk, and an outdoor recreational event called NorWalk, Bike & Run held at Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk in late Spring.
Please note that The Center does not use volunteers in any of its clinical programs due to the high level of training required to perform any tasks required, and due to issues of liability, privacy and confidentiality of clients.
Join Our Team
Organizational Culture and Appeal to Students and Potential Employees: The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County is located in Norwalk, CT, a Fairfield County, CT city which is known for its multicultural communities, abundant recreational resources, restaurants, and shopping possibilities. The location of The Child Guidance Center is convenient to all major highways and to the Metro North Railroad Station.
The professional culture of The Center is characterized by its interdisciplinary approach and the utilization and integration of several clinical orientations for the treatment of children and families with particular emphasis on family driven strength based interventions. Socioeconomic, ethnic, and clinical diversity of Greater Norwalk offer both interns and staff the opportunity to have a varied and challenging caseload of potential clients.
The Center is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and benefits.
Training opportunities for aspiring human service professionals: The Center provides field placements for 2nd year graduate students in the field of social work, marriage and family therapy, and counseling programs leading to Connecticut licensure. Among the graduate schools placing interns at the Center are Fordham, New York University, Columbia, Hunter College, UConn, and Southern, CT. The Center is also a certified post-doctoral supervised setting for psychology residents accumulating their required hours to sit for the Connecticut psychology licensing exam. For nursing students pursuing a career in psychiatric nursing leading to an APRN credential, The Center can provide the required supervision and clinical caseload to satisfy all training requirements.