Our Organization
Guiding Young Girls - GYG was established in Febuary 2011 to offer gender specifc "females only" services that are client centered yet family focused. Our agency offers realistic alternatives to inappropriate behaviors caused by psychological and environmental factors. We utilize an holistic empowerment approach to our ecological method of treatment. Our goal is to assist our clients and their family's with maximizing their internal resources to achieve positive outcomes. 

Licensed Clinicians (LMHP's) supervise a staff of well trained counselors and clinicians (QMHP's). Our staff work in concert with clients & their families to find positives in the most difficult situations as a modality to encourage appropriate behavior.
Our Philosophy
Strength-based, solutions-focused, individualized to child and family, case management and clinical implementation from with a holistic approach, flexible in order to address specific needs, provide clients with opportunities for success, and quality assurance.
Our Mission
Guiding Young Girls believes that every child and their family deserve the right to remain intact.

It is also our belief that every family has the right when receiving services to be treated with dignity and respect. Therefore, as an agency we are dedicated to providing services that is individualized, therapeutically appropriate with the highest levels of accountability and quality, which shall be offered to all children and families without exception.

Guiding Young Girls shall also be dedicated to teaching families the needed skills to assist as well as ensure family preservation and assist in the reunification of children and families
Client Eligibility
Individuals Must Meet At Least Two of the Following Eligibility Criteria

1. Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement because of conflicts with family or community.

2. Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services or judicial system are necessary.

3. Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize
Individuals Must Meet At Least One of the Following Criteria

1. Services that are far more intensive than outpatient clinic care are required to stabilize the child in the family situation and at least one parent or responsible adult with whom the child is living is willing to participatein i n-home services, with the goal of keeping the child with the family.

2. The child's residence, as the setting for services, is more likely to be successful than a clinic and at least one parent or responsible adult with whom the child is living must be willing to participate in in-home services, with the goal of keeping the child with the family.
Individuals Must Meet At Least One of the Following Criteria

1. The child is at risk of being moved to an out-of-home placement due to a documented medical need of the child.

2. The child is being transitioned to home from out-of-home placement due to a documented medical need of the child.
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