The Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma works to provide a safe and caring atmosphere where mental health professionals empower children, teens, and families to strengthen and improve their lives.

The Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma works to provide a safe and caring atmosphere where mental health professionals empower children, teens, and families to strengthen and improve their lives.

The Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency that receives funding from United Way, generous local businesses, foundations, individuals, special fundraising events, Child Protective Services contract, state grants, Medicaid and CHIP insurance, some private insurance plans, and client fees. Because of this generous community support and contracts, no client is refused treatment because of inability to pay. This vital assistance enables us to provide affordable outpatient mental health services and prevention and intervention education services to over 1,500 children, teens and families each year.

Please take a look at the many items that we use at the center daily to help children express their feelings through the play therapy process. While the items may seem simple, they are in fact, powerful tools children use to act out their feelings of pain, hurt, anger, frustration, triumph and joy.

Games and Program supplies: markers, water color art paint sets and paper, pounding bench with hammer and pegs, barrel of monkeys, checkers, Play Doh, small paint brushes, clean dress up costumes, paper towels, Kleenex, clean empty egg cartons, Lysol spray, AA batteries, copies of “Feeling Good” by David Burns.

Cash donations are also welcomed and help the staff to purchase therapeutic toys, anatomically correct dolls ect.

Supporters are also welcomed to make a cash donation to support Operation Warm Fuzzy program that provides a warm, soft blanket to each new client. The project was created in 2004 by a big hearted 16-year-old teenager named Sarah Fallon who wanted to give back to less fortunate children. Sarah has passed the torch to keep the program going each year to other caring senior students at Sherman High School. Donations go toward the cost of materials.

Please deliver Wish List items to GFGC at 804 E. Pecan Grove Road, Sherman during business hours.

Agencies that qualify as non-profits should send Christmas wish lists to the Herald Democrat by email:news@heralddemocrat.com; by U.S. Mail: Wish List, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1128, Sherman TX 75091, or by FAX: 903-868-2106.