Mission, Vision & Values
Thanks to the generosity of our many donors and funders, Austin Child Guidance Center helps hundreds of families each year. In our more than 70-year history, we have impacted the lives of thousands of children and families in our community and have had a lasting influence on the treatment of children's mental health in Central Texas.
Austin Child Guidance Center provides accessible, high quality mental health services to children and their families to empower them to thrive in childhood and beyond.
We envision a world where every family’s mental health needs are seen and met.
Our values serve as a foundation of our culture. These are the underlying principles that guide our work as an organization and among the individuals and communities we serve.
Service We place the well-being of clients and the mental health needs of our community at the forefront of our work.
Empowerment We empower the existing strengths of children and families through a respectful and collaborative approach to care.
Safety We provide a safe space for clients free of stigma, judgement, and fear.
Equity We actively confront systemic barriers to mental health, including discrimination and economic injustice.
Well-beingWe promote organizational practices giving those involved with ACGC the opportunity to pursue work-life balance and fulfillment.
Community We value our role as a proven community resource known for our ability to create positive, lasting change and facilitate partnerships.