Family Guidance Center

Family Guidance Center


A Woman's View
A Woman's View
915 Tate Blvd SE, Ste 170


Catawba County United Way wants to thank everyone who helped make the Ready to Race United event at the Hickory Motor Speedway's championship races - Saturday, Sept. 17 - a success, with a packed house showing up.
The CCUW raised more than $26,000 in sponsorships to help make it a free night of racing and fireworks for the public.
It also was a great opportunity to introduce 18 local non-profits during the resource fair prior to the races, spreading the word about the programs they offer.
Thank You again to everyone who was part of this experience and we look forward to doing it again next year.
Family Guidance Center
This April, the Family Guidance Center is hosting “What Were You Wearing”, a powerful traveling art exhibit to bring awareness to sexual assault and prevention. The exhibit will be open on the second floor, next to American Eagle, during mall hours through April 30th.
Tis the season of giving 🕊💚! This year at CCI we decided to adopt two families and fulfill their Christmas Wishlist's! Brandalyn and Leah had done an amazing job dedicating lots of time, effort and care into making sure these families had nothing but smiles this holiday season. Huge thank you to the Family Guidance Center for allowing us to help and partake in spreading Christmas spirit!

#customcoatingsinc #webringtheWOW #Christmas #seasonofgiving
In February we partnered with local churches, schools & organizations for a Stimulus of Hope campaign.

Many families were helped, many companies were able to gain new employees & many people found hope through employment.

Family Guidance Center led the way with referrals. We want to say thank you to all the participants & congratulations to FGC!
2021 Trunk or Treat event hosted by New Hope Homeless and Poverty Ministry!!

Around 130+ kids came, it was wonderful to see everyone dressed up and raising awareness about Homeless, Hunger and Poverty!

Prizes for car contest!

1st prize Wallace H.
2nd Prize: Family Guidance Center Housing director and volunteers /housing visions!
3rd prize Stillwater's and Walk With Me
4th prize Kathy D.
5 th prize Sarah S.

We had a blast!
Come on and bid now!!
Hi friends!! Please share and come by our comment to get on in silent auction!!
Thank you so much to Angie Turner from the Family Guidance Center Montgmery for assisting the young lady in need. 😊
Today is #NationalLoveIsKindDay and in honor of today, ProStaffing is shining the spotlight on the Family Guidance Center they provide services and shelters to domestic violence offenders in Catawba County.

In observance of this National Day, we invite you to contribute to this wonderful organization. Please check out the Immediate Needs for the Domestic Violence Shelter listed below!

Please visit their website to learn more about their services.❤️
Congratulations to my clients Bobby & Chasity Atwell on the purchase of their first home. Also a huge Thank You to Ruth Crain Shrader with Atlantic Bay Mortgage for going above and beyond to get everything done, John Crone & Dorothy Blystone at Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor for catching our Hail Mary pass and getting us to closing on time, and to Romeo Heatherly Insurance Services, LLC for helping them get their new home insured. It truly takes a team of amazing people to pull these things all together!

I’d also like to give a shout out to the City of Hickory, NC - Government in partnership with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and the Family Guidance Center for this amazing program.

#homewithhelene #ncrealestate #welcomehome #hickoryncrealtor #hickoryncrealestate #expproud #exprealty #closingday #wesaidyestotheaddress
We have a wide variety of services. We help with anything that is fiance or housing-related. Some of the services we offer are:

Financial Counseling, Credit Counseling, Debt Management, Credit Consolidation, Foreclosure Prevention, Landlord/Tennant assistance, Prepurchase Counseling, Homeless Resources, Job resources and so much more! Call 828-322-1400 for more info.

We are proudly a department of Family Guidance Center and a partner of Catawba County United Way
Are you interested in learning more about what's involved in buying a home – and doing it right? Discover all the pertinent information at this workshop hosted by the Family Guidance Center. To register or for details, call 828.322.7161 or contact [email protected].
Join us Thursday, March 26th from 11AM-12:30PM for our 3rd annual Community Health Fair.

We are excited to have the following businesses/organizations on site to provide you information on their services:
Kindred at Home, Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation Center/Hickory East, Carolina Caring, Safe Harbor of NC, Specialized Transportation, Family Guidance Center, Catawba County Public Health, The Salvation Army of Hickory, Catawba County Sheriff's Office, Greenway Public Transportation, Newton NC HealthSmart Pharmacy, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Bennett Funeral Service, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, Gaston Family Health Services, Caring Transitions of Catawba Valley, ALFA, NCWorks, and Frye Regional Medical Center

City of Newton, NC Government Downtown Newton Development Association
Our uneaten meals go to the Family Guidance Center to feed some very grateful women and children. It’d be nice to have nothing extra after mealtime but we plan for a few percent over the maximum so no one on a retreat at the center ever goes hungry. Having a local charity to make sure this food is put to good use is a win-win.

Helping you navigate financial struggles, domestic violence, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, and more. We're here for you! Main office: 828-322-1400
Evenings/Weekends call: 828-228-1787
In an emergency call: 911

Family Guidance Center is your community agency, giving support to families and children in times of stress.

Operating as usual


One thing about FGC, we have some awesome clients! What a sweet surprise 🧺 Thank you!!


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and in recognition of DVAM, FGC is hosting our annual Night of Remembrance vigil to honor and remember the victims who lost their lives to domestic violence. In Catawba County alone, we had 4 DV related homicides in 2021. We are honored to work with survivors every day and empower them to reclaim their lives.

Please RSVP at


Come join us at the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Sails! We’ll be here until 7p to share about our services and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We hope to see you here soon!

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 09/14/2022

CVCC staff and students, if you are at Fall Fling today, stop by the Family Guidance Center’s table to pick up some resources and information about upcoming events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


It's almost that time again! We are gearing up for our annual Hope Tree program to support our clients and their families during the holiday season. As we collect their wish lists, we are also searching for folks who would like to sponsor a family or two.

This would be a great service project for a family, small business, church group, or any other organization looking to give back to the community. Your contribution would mean so much to the individuals and families we serve. They have already lost so much. Will you help us bring some light back into their lives?

Call or email for more details
828-322-1400 ext 301
[email protected]


Look who came to visit us today 🐕 We love having Fancy here 🥰❤️

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 09/01/2022

Our Victim Services staff were honored to present to Katy Geymont and the CVCC Nursing School Seniors this week about sexual assault and domestic violence. We were also proud to train 30 new people in Darkness to Light, made possible by the CAPC of Catawba County.


Check out Recovery Happens in 2022 at CVCC beginning next week. Great resources, speakers, and information for those in recovery and those who love someone in recovery.

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 08/09/2022

We said farewell and best wishes to Intern Nicholas today. He is finishing up his degree in Mental Health Counseling with Liberty University and we know he will serve beautifully wherever he lands. Thank you, Nicholas Proctor, for all of your dedication to the clients and the community this year. Best of luck to you and you always have a home here at FGC! 🎉is


Come visit us at our tent at Newton’s National Night Out at Southside Park!


Excited to be explaining our services to local families today!! Cardboard Castle Productions


Thank you to Eddie Marlowe and the Long View Police Department for bringing by this sweet ride today for the littlest survivors in our domestic violence shelter.


Please consider helping our families. Contact our office if you have any questions 828-322-1400


Yesterday's lesson/activity in our Life Skills class. Particpants read words from an abuser and nailed them to a wooden board. Afterwards, our DV Advocate/Case Manager removed the nails one by one. However, the holes remained. This symbolizes the lingering effect and impact of verbal and psychological abuse. Domestic violence can take many forms. In the end, our participants were reminded no matter what has been said to them, words do NOT define them or their future.

Life Skills is a 12 week course where participants learn about the impact of domestic violence, coping skills, boundaries, safety planning and much more. The course is no cost to participants. Please contact us today to learn more! 828-322-1400 x306


Looking for a way to help out survivors of sexual assault? We are accepting reusable bags with clothes to give suvivors as their clothes often get taken during evidence collection.
Fill a reusable bag with new or gently used clothing items. Then drop off during our office hours!


Can you sing? Dance? Rap? Or do you have a weird talent that no one knows about (yet)? Welp, you are cordially invited to perform at TOY’s Got Talent! TOY's hosting a talent show for youth on July 29th from 5-7:30. Come show us your comedy, musical abilities, dance, art, poetry, magic act, and more! The weirder, the more random, the better!

Fill out this form to register!

The best acts will be invited to perform on the Charlotte Pride stage in August. So come through so we can celebrate you. Try before you deny. You can't do it wrong!

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 07/07/2022

Come by the Farmer’s Market today until 1pm for beautiful local veggies and grab some information about our services. And thank you to Crooked Barn Farms for sharing your shade with us!

True Stories About the Moment Survivors Decided to Leave 07/06/2022

True Stories About the Moment Survivors Decided to Leave

"Why didn't you just leave?"

Our clients get this question a lot. The answer is not that simple. Read on to learn what these survivors were up against and when they knew they had to leave.

We are here for you. If you are ready to leave, call or text us 24/7 at 828-228-1787.

True Stories About the Moment Survivors Decided to Leave True accounts from survivors of domestic violence on the exact moment they decided to leave

United Way Newsletter - Domestic Violence Shelter visit 07/05/2022

United Way Newsletter - Domestic Violence Shelter visit

Thank you, United Way, for your continued support through the years.

United Way Newsletter - Domestic Violence Shelter visit You don't want to miss this. July 1, 2022 UNITED WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE "To increase the organized capacity of people to help others." News & Resources Domestic Violence shelter offers a home and hope B

Family Guidance Center updated their information in their About section. 07/03/2022

Family Guidance Center updated their information in their About section.

Family Guidance Center updated their information in their About section.

Timeline photos 06/27/2022

Timeline photos

NCCADV condemns the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the right to abortion. Limited abortion access prevents many survivors from escaping their abusers and, in some cases, will result in escalated violence and death. Read our full statement at


Our shelter is full once again! Can you help us provide these care items to our residents as they face this time of uncertainty?

Don't get out much these days? Try shopping from our Amazon wish list! Items you purchase will be shipped directly to us. Check it out here:


Thank you to Feetures of Hickory for donating your time today to help our agency serve survivors of domestic violence. If your team is interested in volunteering, contact us at 828-322-1400. We appreciate your continued support!


We appreciate the invaluable partnerships we have with all of our local law enforcement and the support that they provide for our agency and community every day. With your help, we are able to restore our clients’ sense of safety and help them seek justice as victims of crime. Thank you for all the work you do; it does not go unnoticed!

Photos from Conover Police Department's post 05/26/2022

Suspect in Conover DV homicide is considered armed and dangerous. Please share.


Thank you to the Bethlehem Baptist Church youth group for volunteering your time with our agency today. We appreciate you!


Free classes will take place the first Saturday of every month. Get started this Saturday at 11am!

The first Saturday of the month we open our mats to the public for a FREE Womens Self Defense. Saturday May 7th 11 am! 😎👊

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 05/04/2022

Check out our Hope tree. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We recognize the struggles and difficulties our clients face and strive to provide hope during their challenging times.

There is Hope in Healing.


The kiddos who come to our shelter don't ask for much. They want the same things we all want: to feel safe, loved, and have a sense of normalcy. If you want to help some of these kiddos regain that sense of normalcy during such a stressful time in their lives, check out our Amazon wish list. We have some sweet kiddos in the shelter now who would love your help!

Shop now:


📺 Movie night, anyone? Check out these films to learn more about the impact of sexual violence. Have you seen any of these? What other movies or shows have you seen that cover this topic?

The Hunting Ground
Audrie & Daisy
The Invisible War
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Roll Red Roll
The Tale


Score A Better Future
Incorporating Credit Awareness along Your Financial Journey
Thursday April 28th
7:00 P.M. EST

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with FICO. Take charge of your financial future by joining FICO® Scores expert Julie Wooding, along with special guests, Freddie Mac’s Letania Gonzales and The Finance Bar’s Marsha Barnes, for a conversation on the importance of knowing some of the key components of financial literacy. These experts will bust myths and offer practical tips to better understand your credit, discuss how to navigate credit management, and share tools that are available to empower you on your financial journey.

In partnership with Operation HOPE, all registrants will have access to a free one-on-one credit coaching session from non-profit financial well-being coaches to help attendees develop a plan to address their financial goals.

Register today! Here is a pdf version of the announcement for your use. If there is anything we can do to support you please feel free to contact us directly. We look forward to working with you.

Mobile uploads 04/28/2022

Check out these FREE Women's Self Defense classes on the first Saturday of each month!

The first Saturday of the month we open our mats to the public for a FREE Womens Self Defense. Saturday May 7th 11 am! 😎👊

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 04/27/2022

at the FGC office was a success! Did you wear denim to show support for survivors of sexual violence today? Tag us in your photos if so!


Don’t forget to participate in Denim Day! Denim Day started in 1999 as a day of action and awareness, we encourage people to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence. Tag us in your Denim Day selfies and photos!


Adolescent victims of sexual assault are less likely to report or access support than adults (one study showed 8-13% reported).

[Image of a person wearing over-the-head earphones a looking straight ahead. To the right is a teal block with white and yellow text that reads: Research estimates that women who have been sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday are twice as likely as others to be sexually assaulted after age 18.]



Only one weekend left to capture some beautiful moments for a hugely discounted price. Session attendees from last weekend are raving about the shoot. Book yours today and help survivors at the same time! Thank you Whitney Young Photography for offering this unique opportunity.

Whitney Young Photography is hosting a fundraiser in the month of April that will benefit our Sexual Assault program and clients. Below are the dates and times available.


All photo sessions will be at Glenn Hilton Park in Hickory. Each day there will be six 30 min slots:
morning 8, 8:30, and 9am;
evening: 5:30, 6, and 6:30pm.

Contact Whitney today before these time slots fill up!

[email protected]

Photos from Family Guidance Center's post 04/25/2022

🧘‍♀️🧘Interested in Trauma Informed Yoga? Join us this Thursday at the Hickory Art Museum for FREE yoga therapy. Email or text Kim Dunlap for more details. RSVP required!
📱 828-244-7164
📨[email protected]


Happy Healing Friday! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than through practicing horticulture therapy! Studies have shown that gardening or plant-based activities can be effective in reducing levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. Today we encourage you to take some time for yourself and practice a horticulture activity, whether this be making a succulent garden, flower pressing, or simply taking a stroll out in nature!


Every response matters. Your response matters. Stop the cycle of silence and Start by Believing.

[Image of two people embracing. White text on a purple background reads: Sexual assault victims typically reach out to 2-3 people for support before reporting to law enforcement. Friends and family play a critical role in determining whether victims will report or access services.]


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CVCC students are leaving notes for sexual assault survivors today at the Spring Fling! Come by and see us!
October is #DomesticViolenceAwareness month. Check out this story shared by a survivor in Catawba County that used the v...
💜"I am mended and not broken"💜Melissa Hall is our Domestic Violence Case Manager at FGC. She has decided to share her su...
October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. Please join us in honoring the lives lost to #domesticviolence in North Caro...
Thanks to everyone who made #PuttingForACause a success!! Congrats to our winners who tied, Teams Lenoir-Rhyne Universit...
Last call for silent auction!
It's Silent Auction Time!!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow (Thursday) morning @ 8am as Dr. Jason Guyer, Interim Executive Director and LaKeisha Ross-Jo...
It's the weekend and time to shop. Come visit The Purple Ribbon Thrift Store and find something for dad and a little tre...



We provide a range of specialized services for individuals and families experiencing the negative effects of anxiety, depression, divorce, stress, financial problems, domestic violence, child abuse, and other problems that threaten the stability of families. We meet the special needs of children and adolescents, nurturing their healthy emotional development.

We serve people of all ages, from all walks of life, all socio-economic and educational levels. Family Guidance Center is more than an agency, it’s an anchor during difficult times, it’s a lifeline for victims of domestic violence and it’s hope for a better future.

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17 US Highway 70 Southeast
Hickory, NC

General information

Family Guidance Center has many services that help the community: Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Individual and Family Counseling, First Step Domestic Violence Program, and Sexual Assault Services.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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