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Community Guidance Center
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Mission of Community Guidance Center is to provide Sanctuary® Model comprehensive Mental and Behavioral Health Services, plus resources for Case Management, Early Intervention, and Intellectual Disability, to support individuals and families living with acute or chronic mental health concerns in our communities.
History of Organization
CGC has been providing comprehensive mental and behavioral health services to Indiana County and surrounding areas since 1959.
Accreditations and Licenses
Sanctuary® Model Certified (2019)
Fee for Service County funding Self-Pay Grant Funding
888.686.1991 - Toll-free
Indiana, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties. Parts of Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties.
Psychiatric Services Department: Nursing staff and licensed psychiatrists provide Outpatient Psychiatric evaluation and medication management services.
Base Service Unit (BSU): The Base Service Unit/Intake Department serves as the point of entry for mental health and developmental disability services. The Base Service Unit provides a comprehensive plan for needed services for each client entering the Center. Individuals seeking services may be seen in the Base Service Unit on either a walk-in basis, during available hours, or may call to schedule an appointment for an intake.
Outpatient comprehensive Mental Health Services: provides Sanctuary® Model trauma-informed psychotherapeutic and psychological assessment/evaluation services, including individual and group therapy, to adults, children and families.
School-Based Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Services: psychotherapeutic treatment services, including individual and group services provided on-site, telehealth provided when clinically appropriate and logistically feasible.
Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Program: This is a primarily group delivered treatment service that aims to increase stability, decrease symptomatology, and improves functioning to reduce the need for more intensive levels of care
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program: Designed to assist persons, 18 years of age and older, with a mental illness diagnosis, in refining or developing life skills and accessing the necessary resources to aid with recovery and community integration. The program is a voluntary, non-clinical treatment program, offered on-site and mobile.
Mental Health Case Management Services: Blended Case Management and Resource Coordination Services are voluntary programs designed to assist mental health consumers in gaining access to psychiatric, medical, social, educational, environmental, and other needed or desired resources.
Family Based Mental Health Services: Provides intensive family therapy and service management to families in the home.
Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (ALPHA): short term comprehensive psychological and scholastic treatment and intervention for individuals grades K through 12.
Adult Partial Hospitalization Services: Intensive treatment for clients with major mental disorders in a supportive environment through two levels of care: Acute and sub-acute.
Developmental Disabilities Unit: Support Coordinators assist individuals with intellectual disabilities to obtain services that are needed to help meet basic needs and enhance independence
Early Intervention Program: provides services to children aged birth to three years of age who have or are at risk for developmental delays. The program is family-centered and focuses upon the child's strengths, concerns, priorities, and resources identified by the family.
Drug and Alcohol Use Disorder Program: provided by CGC in Cambria, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties. The program utilizes evidence-based therapeutic approaches in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings and can include individual, group, and family-inclusion therapy scenarios. Additional components include aftercare planning and recovery support services.
Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Intake, Base Service Unit, Starting Services, Outpatient, School Based, Counseling, Psychiatrist, Partial Hospitalization, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psych Rehab, Family Based, Case Management, Resource Coordination, Dev
8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Friday (Main Office)
Fees/Cost for Services
Most major medical insurance plans accepted, Medical assistance, Medicare, and self-pay. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Eligibility varies depending upon clinic location, and program or service.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Volunteers welcome for various administrative and clerical duties. Call for more detail.