Welcome to the Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.

The Community Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving Manchester and surrounding towns since 1958. Our behavioral and mental vitality is important to our overall well-being, and we eagerly provide services to over 1,000 families each and every year.

Our programs and services stretch far and wide, including early intervention programs, educational services, home-based interventions, and outpatient services. We strive towards excellence with the services we provide to the children and families we serve. We welcome you to browse our site and contact us at (860) 643-2101 with any questions you have regarding our services. We look forward to speaking with you!

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve our community by providing a system of child
centered and family focused mental health services designed to maintain children
and adolescents in their home and community.

Our Programs & Services

Educational, Outpatient and Milieu, Psychological and Developmental, Community and Home-Based Services

The Community Child Guidance Clinic School was established in 1974 and offers state approved education and intensive therapeutic services. We serve children ages 3 to 15 years of age with varying academic levels, learning abilities, and behavioral and emotional issues that may impede their ability to learn. A great advantage to our program is the individual attention and stability our children receive due to the small class sizes and high staff to student ratio; currently about 2:1.

Outpatient and Milieu services provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, many of which are specialized programs that target specific problems. Examples of some of the programs offered include trauma services, adolescent substance abuse, and NorthStar, which is an intensive outpatient program for children ages 5 to 12.

Community and Home-Based services work with families in their homes and communities in order to create a working partnership with families to improve overall functioning. Examples of some of the programs offered include IICAPS, IFP, and parent education classes.


The Latest At CCGC

Recent News & Blog Posts

  • FUNdraiser at Muse Paintbar!

    CCGC visited Muse Paintbar in Glastonbury last night for a fun evening of painting and socializing while raising awareness and funds for Programs related to Domestic Violence at the Clinic. CCGC offers Victims of Crime Assistance services and also Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to children and their families, work that is closely tied with…

  • 47 Years of Service

    On July 1, Cliff Johnson, the executive director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic retired after 47 years of service. Cliff’s career in the mental health field began and ended with CCGC. He devoted his time, and energy to serving the children and families in Manchester and various surrounding towns. On May 21st, 2016 many…

  • Talking to Children about Tragedy

    In the wake of the Orlando shootings, questions often rise around talking with children about what is happening and how they might be feeling. The national association for school psychologists offers some great tips on talking with children about violence and other tragic events. Reassure children that they are safe. Validate their feelings Make time to…

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