Family Guidance Centers, Inc. (FGC), a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization, treats and prevents substance use disorder, as well as an array of other related problems. Since 1969, FGC’s comprehensive programming has educated and guided individuals toward their full potential as productive members within their own families and our society.
Our vision is simple…
Our vision is to be recognized in the communities we serve for superior and compassionate patient service and for clinical excellence as the healthcare provider of choice.
We understand it’s not easy…
FGC recognizes that substance use disorder is one of society’s most devastating and far reaching problems. Programming is based on the the fact that substance use disorder can be successfully prevented and treated. Individuals can lead healthy productive lives free from the limitations of chemical dependency.
We define the cutting edge…
An integration of services considers the family and pre-existing problems as key factors in guiding a person toward a healthy lifestyle. A variety of issues are addressed, including vocational, cognitive, psychological, legal, social, cultural, lifestyle and behavioral changes in clinically appropriate settings such as individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, patient specific education and early intervention.
What we do…
FGC’s adult and adolescent programming provides a flexible continuum of care to best address the individual needs of each participant. Through integrated and comprehensive services, including continuous assessment, participants are able to access levels of care and specific services to create an individualized treatment approach. Further, FGC provides special and high-risk populations priority access to specialized programming.
When I first went to FGC I did not expect to get "real" help. Or to actually change in anyway. I was just looking for a temporary solution until I could go back to using and the way of life I wanted to live. I was deep into my addiction and had no plans to change. Until suddenly got the shock of my lifetime when I found out I was pregnant. So I made the hard decision to transition to methadone from heroine in order to save my baby and be able to go full term with her and both of us be healthy. At that time I was only planning to get into treatment for the benefit of the pregnancy and had no future plans for after that. But while spending the last year at FGC treatment center and getting to build positive relationships with everyone there and receive most genuine "real" treatment that I did not expect. I have been so welcomed and felt so accepted from the very first time i walked into FGC. The people at FGC have helped me want better things not only for my baby but for myself too. I finally am staying clean and doing what’s best, not only for my baby but for myself too. I have completely changed my way of thinking and have grown into a much better, responsible, positive and productive person. I am so very grateful for the chance that FGC gave me and my family. My life will continue to benefit from FGC forever. I never thought i could or would be able to be happy in life again, especially while being clean. Now I am at a place in life where I can’t even imagine a life for me and my baby any different than this. I don't crave or think about using anymore because there are so many more things in life to choose instead of using. FGC has shown me that, and helped me believe in myself again. I am now the happiest I have ever been in my life and am so very grateful for FGC. I don't know if I would have made it here without them. Thank you so much to the whole FGC staff!
FGC came into my life in 1995. My name is “Carrie Ann”, and my experience with FGC has been very eye opening and positive. Let’s start with health. I have type I diabetes. The diagnosis was in 1977. My life expectancy was age 40 so as everyone knows, drug abuse did not help it! Through all my life’s ups and downs, FGC stood by and supported, counseled, and taught me to manage my behaviors. With the methadone, the counseling and the friendships I made with the staff at FGC, I have reached many goals in my life that I never thought possible. Today I have two children that were from during my years of methadone maintenance. Both born healthy, opiate and drug free. NO withdrawal or consequences my girls are healthy and perfect thanks to FGC, “right thinking,” and “God”!!! Once I let FGC really help me, my goals became my reality. I gave up the “know it all” game and let the program help me. Now that I am sober, there are not enough words to thank my counselor at FGC. Without his help and advice I would not be in the place I am today. After 22 years, I am sober, have two beautiful, healthy children, a valid driver’s license and a family that I love and cherish!!! Thank you Josie, thank you nurse Jen, thank you D.O.N. Alan, thank you to all at F.G.C. staff that helped me through my years of chaos. All the patience and support will never be forgotten. Keep up the great work. You guys gave me my life back… Thanks again, Carrie Ann
For me this place has been a big part of my life and they have changed my life and have made me a better person. The people who work there are so helpful and caring. I will say that if you are willing to ask for help and you are willing to take the help and use it and are willing to do the work to make yourself a better person this is the place to go to make that change in your life forever.
The Family Guidance Center in Aurora has saved my life. When I started there I was broken, lost and confused. Jorie my counselor has been there for me every week. I talk to her about everything. I am clean from drugs for almost a year. I would not be if it was not for the services they offer. Me going to that clinic makes me accountable everyday. Others look forward to take home bottles, for me I am okay with going Mon-Thur and I want to continue with my program that way. I am comfortable with Jorie and I listen and take everything she says to heart whether I agree or disagree. The Family Guidance Center is a great facility that if you need help and are willing to go the extra mile to get it you will succeed and can live a happy normal life.
FGC has been great to me. It has helped me stay clean and get back to a better relationship with my family. Excellent – A+++