Family Service & Guidance Center (FSGC) is a nonprofit community mental health center that specializes in meeting the unique needs of children up to 18 years old. We provide direct clinical services, prevention education and outreach to nearly 12,000 children, adolescents and families from 38 Kansas counties annually. Today, FSGC is an innovator and recognized leader in children's mental health services, employing 270 staff members on a centralized three-building campus and a Crisis Resolution Program building.
FSGC has been improving the lives of children in Shawnee County and across northeast Kansas for over 100 years. In 1904, FSGC was established to help Topeka flood victims. As the needs in our community have changed, so has our focus.
In the 1950s, we began to focus on providing mental health care services, and in 1984, FSGC became committed to meeting the unique mental health needs of children and families exclusively.
Today, Family Service & Guidance Center offers a broad range of services, including outpatient individual, family and group therapy; child and adolescent psychiatry; an anxiety treatment program; therapeutic groups for preschool-age children with severe emotional and behavioral problems; community-based services, including case management; crisis services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; a children’s autism treatment program; outpatient substance use disorder assessment and treatment; the Youth Development Program for school-age children and teens; screenings to determine the need for in-patient hospitalization; Transitions to Adulthood Program for young adults with mental illness; and the popular Happy Bear abuse prevention program.
FSGC is a Trauma-Informed Organization. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is a framework in which FSGC realizes the impact that trauma can have and recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in both clients and staff. That’s why we integrate what we know about trauma into all of our policies, procedures, practices and settings.
FSGC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lloyd Rainge, Capitol Federal
Rhonda Peterson Dealey, Washburn University
Jeff Lane, TreanorHL
Laurel Vogt, MD, Cotton O'Neil
Pat Riordan, Riordan, Fincher & Beckerman
Capt. Mike Cross, Topeka Police Department
Jeff Hiestand, CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Ken Morse, Community Volunteer
Kristin O'Brien, USD 450 Shawnee Heights
Alex Orel, Kansas Bankers Association
Kristen Powell, Genoa Healthcare
Mission and Values
Family Service & Guidance Center's mission is to provide quality behavioral healthcare for children and families.