MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Family Guidance Center is to maintain, restore, and improve the quality of life of children, individuals and families through professional counseling, supportive services and education.

Family Guidance Center, founded in 1958, provides support to families and children in times of stress.  This agency offers their First Step Program for victims of Domestic Violence and their children, individual and family counseling, credit counseling and community education. They also have a Shelter for Battered Women that provides a safe home for women and children suffering from Domestic Violence. Please visit our website at


Address:  17 U.S. 70, Hickory, NC 28602

Phone:  828-322-1400

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.