Family Guidance Center

aka FGC Corp   |   Hamilton, NJ   |  www.fgccorp.org
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Mission

OUR MISSION
The Mission of Family Guidance Center is to provide exceptional community-based services in mental health, addictions, financial literacy and special education to a diverse population.

OUR VISION
To reach all who need us and to improve the lives of every child, adult, and family we serve.

OUR VALUES
Family Guidance Center employees work together, uniting our energy to serve the community.
Our values include:

Compassion
We give, serve, and do what is necessary to meet the needs of others.

Dignity & Respect
We value others and treat them with care and kindness.

Cultural Competence
We welcome and respect the diversity of our clients, employees, and volunteers.

Ethics
We employ best practices, act with integrity, and uphold the highest standards of our professions.

Ruling year info

1993

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Peggy Grauwiler Ph.D.

Main address

1931 Nottingham Way

Hamilton, NJ 08619 USA

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EIN

22-3237254

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Behavioral Healthcare Services

The Behavioral Healthcare program has been successfully providing affordable, accessible and professional mental health and psychiatric health care to children, families, and adults in the Greater Mercer County area for over 50 years. Persons suffering from a wide range of problems such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, family, child, or marital problems, can avail themselves of a comprehensive range of outpatient care. The program provides individual, family and group counseling services as well as psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring services.

Population(s) Served

Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) is a program of Family Guidance Center serving residents throughout central New Jersey. The program helps individuals and families become financially self sufficient by encouraging responsible use of credit, teaching money management skills and providing pre purchase housing counseling.

Population(s) Served

Provides outpatient treatment services for a full range of addictive disorders. With locations in Hamilton and Trenton, the program is an integral part of Mercer County's addiction treatment system. The goal of the program is to provide affordable, accessible, and professional addiction treatment for individuals with a primary dependence on alcohol or other drugs. Mental health services are also provided in coordination with the agency's Behavioral Healthcare Services for those with co-occurring disorders.

Population(s) Served

The Children's Day School is a private special education school located in Ewing, NJ. The school provides academic and therapeutic programs designed to meet the needs of students in grades k-9 who have been classified with behavior disorders. Many of the children have multiple learning disabilities. The goal is to help each student address his or her educational, emotional, and behavioral difficulties so that they may return to the public school system. Currently the Children's Day School serves students from seven sending school districts throughout Greater Mercer County and beyond. Transportation is provided by the sending school district. The average length of enrollment is two to three years.

Population(s) Served

The Children's Day Treatment Program has been providing professional, mental health services for children for over 25 years. The program, located at the Lanning School in Ewing, NJ, has a growing demand for services and continues to offer comprehensive, therapeutic, after-school care for troubled children ages 6-15. The goal of the program is to prevent psychiatric hospitalization of children, re-hospitalization of children and prevent extended out-of-home placements. The Day Treatment Program operates year-round with a full time summer program during the months of July and August.

Population(s) Served

A program of Family Guidance Center providing short-term, intensive, in-home family education and crisis intervention services. The goal of the program is to help families in crisis with a child at risk of out-of-home placement. FPS therapists work with families in their home for 4-8 weeks. FPS therapists provide families with anywhere from 5-20 hours per week of face-to-face contact. Therapists are available to families 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

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Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2018

Affiliations & memberships

National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) 2016

National Foundation for Credit Counseling 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Context Notes

During the 2016 calendar year, 656 individuals attended one of 47 Financial Literacy and Housing Workshops we presented in the community.

Number of clients who report general satisfaction with their services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Behavioral Healthcare Services

Context Notes

Results from the 2016 Client Satisfaction Survey showed that 99% of clients surveyed stated they agree or strongly agree that they were satisfied overall with the services they received.

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Children's Day School

Context Notes

Of a total of 65 students 81% increased their grade level in Reading and/or Math by a minimum of 1.4 grade levels during the 2015/16 school year.

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Context Notes

All 135 individuals that received certification to purchase a home after attending our First Time Home buyers workshop stated that they have increased knowledge regarding the home buying process.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Behavioral Healthcare Services

Context Notes

There is an average of 360 people in active treatment in any given time.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The primary goal of Family Guidance Center Corporation is to improve the lives of individuals and families in Mercer County, NJ. This is accomplished through the provision of high quality outpatient mental health services, substance abuse treatment, housing counseling, debt management services, family preservation services, and special education programming.

We will create, strengthen and maintain a range of client services to effectively support the process of growth and healing from mental health, family, addictions, and financial /housing problems; improve special educational and after school services to children; help clients to grow in their ability to create and sustain healthy relationships and keep their families together. Increase access to services, including multicultural, multilingual services and services to persons with disabilities.

Over 80 professional counselors, social workers, certified teachers, credit and housing counselors provide direct services to over 5,000 individuals annually. All of the agency's programs are licensed and accredited by the Council on Accreditation. They are externally monitored by funders at the State and County levels, and internally monitored by the agency's Director of Quality Assurance. Quality assurance activities include the collection of programmatic outcomes, risk management activities, client record reviews and client satisfaction surveys.

In May and June of 2015, 182 total clients responded to Family Guidance Center's Client Satisfaction Surveys. Four FGC programs participated in the survey: Hamilton Center's Behavioral Healthcare Services (BHS), Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), Trenton Center, and Children's Day Treatment Program (CDTP). All of the clients participating in these programs during the months of May and June were asked to complete the survey. RESULTS SCAN IN BRIEF:

1. 97% of the responses from the survey were agree or strongly agree in all categories.

2. 100% of the clients surveyed stated they agree or strongly agree that they were treated with respect and courtesy by Family Guidance Center staff members.

3. 98% of the clients surveyed stated they agree or strongly agree that they would return to Family Guidance Center.

4. 98% of clients surveyed stated they agree or strongly agree that they would recommend our services to others.

5. 99% of clients surveyed stated they agree or strongly agree that they were satisfied overall with the services they received at Family Guidance Center.

Family Guidance Center is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is approved for deemed licensure status by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health. The agency is also licensed by the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, and the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

In addition, Family Guidance Center is certified by: the United States Trustee Office, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Social Security Administration, and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Contract Compliance and Equal Employment Opportunity.

The Children's Day School is a member of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped. All teachers and social workers have appropriate New Jersey certifications and licenses.

Financials

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Family Guidance Center

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Herbert Jaques

Retired Educator, The Princeton Friends School

Term: 2016 - 2017


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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes