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The Guidance Center of Lea County, Inc. (GCLC) was first established in 1971 as a Crisis Line in a small house on Dal Paso Street, near Permian Ford, in Hobbs. The mission was to provide emergency crisis intervention services to the citizens of Lea County, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. GCLC is a non-profit community mental health center now providing a wide array of services to clients throughout Lea County and Southeastern New Mexico. The Guidance Center has been present and providing mental health services for more than four decades. The Guidance Center serves over 1000 clients a month, ongoing, and responds to approximately 66 crisis interventions per month.
As the sole provider of a comprehensive array of family-centered services, GCLC is committed to the enhancement and expansion of its continuum of care. This continuum is created by providing services supported by the Division of Mental Health, the Behavioral Health Services Division of Substance Abuse, and the Children, Youth and Families Department, and is augmented by services funded by local sources.