Upcoming Events

Individual & Family Counseling

Adults - anxiety, stress, depression, loss, grief, relationship problems, divorce, adult ADD, post-traumatic stress, and adjustment to life changes.

Couples - pre-marital counseling; marital problems including adjustment issues, decision-making, communication, handling conflict; and marriage enrichment.

Child / Adolescent -adjustment issues, depression, loss, divorce, child abuse, ADHD, school problems, peer pressure, self-esteem and behavior problems.

Family - parenting, step-parenting, family conflict, support through a family crisis, adjustment problems, illness and death.

First Step Domestic
Violence Services

Provides a range of
specialized services to
victims of domestic violence and
their children; works to increase
community awareness and
end the problem of
domestic violence in
our community.

24 hour Crisis Assistance
Support and Counseling
Domestic Violence Assessment
Court Advocacy / Accompaniment
Victim Support Group / Life Skills Class
Mate Abuser Treatment (MAT) Group
Community Education / Training

Shelter for Battered Women -Provides a safe home and compassionate understanding to women and children victimized by domestic violence. Is open to victims 365 days, day or night. No fee for services.

Credit Counseling Services - Provides confidential financial couseling to reduce the stress of credit problems, resolve debt problems & regain financial stability.

Comprehensive Financial Analysis
Budget Counseling
Debt Management Program
Consumer Information
Housing Counseling
Pre & Post Bankruptsy Counseling
NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund

Community Education - Our staff provides educational presentations, training, and workshops to the community, including businesses, churches, schools, law enforcement agencies and other groups on a variety of topics related to family issues and our services.


Your financial support will save a victim’s life and keep her safe. You may not know that our life-saving Shelter and domestic violence services are provided at no cost to victims.

We depend on caring people, like you, for support to ensure victims receive the help they need. Your gift will make a difference for victims today and impact their future life. You may securely donate through PayPal by clicking DONATE at the top of this page or by mail to:
Family Guidance Center, 17 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602.

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