We believe in healthy families.

GCDC believes in order for families to become self-sufficient, basic child and adult needs must be met – needs every person has an inherent right to have. A healthy living environment, access to medical and mental health services, adequate food, quality and relevant education, gainful employment, and an environment free from addiction, neglect or violence. We respond to these needs by providing relevant services and supports, or collaborating with community partner agencies that can provide them. When fully addressed, the impact goes far beyond the individual and their family. It strengthens our community – our homes, our businesses and our future.

Here’s How We Can Help.

Child Welfare

We seek to end child abuse and neglect

Violence Prevention

We promote safe and healthy relationships

Mental Health

We offer Clinical Therapy and Support Groups to get you on the path to wellness

Family Preservation

We provide the tools to build stronger, more resilient families

Crisis Intervention

We can address your needs during an emergency or crisis

Community Support

We connect individuals & families to essential services

Case Management

We manage referrals from DCFS, DMH and Probation


We offer clients support navigating County civil, criminal and social service systems

Skill Building

Get support with home management, budgeting, education/job training and more

Youth Programs

Literacy and Mentorship programs for youth age 6 – 18

Field Trips

We organize field trips to concerts, cultural events & family recreation activities

Community Outreach

We foster community-led awareness through outreach campaigns, health fairs & family events

Over 17,000 LA County children are in out-of-home placement due to abuse, neglect or violence.

In 2015, Guidance Community Development Center helped 200 children and families achieve safety, well being and resiliency. This year, we want to reach 2,000.

With your support, we can build a healthier Los Angeles!


Active DCFS Case Files Where a Child Is Removed From Their Home

Home Sweet Home

Guidance Community Development Center is excited to welcome you to our new home online - guidancecommunity.org. Our revamped web presence pays tribute to our 20-year legacy, and highlights our vision

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January 18, 2016

Understanding Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. 1 in 3 young people experience some form of relationship violence every year. Read on to learn about unhealthy and abusive behaviors, and

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January 9, 2016

Welcome to GCDC.org!

If you're new to Guidance Community Development Center, here's a little bit more about who we are and what we do!

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October 24, 2015

The Legacy of “Dr. Dan”

Dr. Daniel Morgan, or "Dr. Dan" as he was affectionately known, was an outspoken civil rights advocate and champion for positive social change and justice in our community. As Founder of GCDC, Dr. Dan

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October 24, 2015



For families to become self-sufficient, they must have access to healthy living environments, adequate food, education, employment, health services and be free from violence.


Dr. Daniel L. Morgan, Founder