The Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma is a nonprofit agency that receives funding from United Way of Grayson County, generous local businesses, foundations, individuals, special fundraising events, Medicaid and CHIP insurance, some private insurance plans and client fees.

The Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma is a nonprofit agency that receives funding from United Way of Grayson County, generous local businesses, foundations, individuals, special fundraising events, Medicaid and CHIP insurance, some private insurance plans and client fees.


Because of these funding streams, no client is refused treatment because of inability to pay. This assistance enables the organization to provide affordable, outpatient mental health care and prevention and intervention education services to more than 2.000 children, teens and families each year. For over 45 years CFGC has grown and maintained strong partnerships and referral sources to include, but not limited to, local physicians, schools, law enforcement, other social service agencies, government agencies and funders. CFGC collaborate with local crisis centers, juvenile and adult courts and probation departments, and low-income housing authorities providing services at our center and off-site as needed.


The organization’s "goals for treatment and services are: to identify service needs through comprehensive assessments, to strengthen individuals, improve family functioning, improve school, workplace, and community functioning, provide direct services or links to other community services, and to create mental wellness."


Items on Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma’s wish list include:


• 1-1/2 yards increments of fleece for blankets;


• tempera paints;


• 3 bop bags and boxing gloves;


• jewelry-beads (letter kind) and string (stretchy and thin);


• large needles for beading (plastic) (Darning needles);


• yarn and plastic squares for yarn work;


• Play-doh;


• pounding mallet and boards;


• watercolors;


• musical instruments;


• large Nerf gun;


• glitter pens;


• paper for drawing and paints;


• easel;


• hearing-aid batteries;


• dollhouse furniture and accessories;


• Crayola crayons; and


• chalks.


The Wish List feature of the Herald Democrat is an ongoing Christmas tradition. Agencies wishing to submit a wish list should email them to news@heralddemocrat.com with "Wish List" in the subject line. For a list of previously published Wish Lists, visit http://bit.ly/HDWishList.