Events


Upcoming Events

Family Guidance Center’s HOLIDAY Family Fun Night
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

2022 Family Guidance Center’s Holiday Family Fun Night Printable Flyer


Past Events


2022

Family Guidance Center’s Trunk-or-Treat
Friday, October 28, 2022

1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

WOW – What a success! We had an INCREDIBLE turn out for our very first trunk-or-treat! The children and families, their laughter, smiles and costumes were just what everyone needed. THANK YOU to all who participated and attended the event!

2022 FGC Trunk-or-Treat Flyer


The 4th Annual Mind Your Health
May 21, 2022

Stone House
1216 Parkside Dr. N., Wyomissing

Thank you to all attendees, vendors, volunteers and sponsors for your tremendous effort and participation in the 4th Annual Mind Your Health event! The day was full of activity, plenty of sun (and heat!), crazy balloon creations, delicious snacks and smoothies, an amazing assortment of raffle baskets and vendor displays, creatively decorated bikes (and other wheeled rides), and many smiling faces! If you were present for the event and have some feedback to share, we’d love to hear it! Email us at info@familyguidancecenter.com to let us know what we did well or what you’d like to see a little different. We’re always interested in hearing how we can improve your experience for next time!


Film Screening: The Mask You Live In
April 29, 2022

The Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance
1234 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Family Guidance Center hosted a free screening of the film, “The Mask You Live In.” The event included a brief presentation on the purpose of the film and local statistics on violence, crime, mental health, substance abuse and rates of suicide in Reading, Berks County and the United States.


2021

Holiday Family Fun Night
December 8, 2021

1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

A tremendous THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our Holiday Family Fun Night on December 8th, 2021! Over 110 (WOW!) children enjoyed the walk-through of decorated Christmas doors and gifted crafts and treats, ending with the ultimate greeting from our wonderful Santa Claus and photos taken by Mrs. Claus! It truly was an evening full of smiles, laughter and holiday cheer. Be sure to check out the Reading Eagle article.

Special thanks to all our amazing volunteer elves, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and the United Way of Berks County for attending and gifting free books from its Ready! Set! READ! program (https://readysetreadberks.org)!

For those who attended the event and would like to have an electronic copy of the photo taken by Mrs. Claus, please email us at info@familyguidancecenter.com. Be sure to include a description of your child (or what they were wearing) so we can find the correct photo.


The 3rd Annual Mind Your Health
September 18, 2021

Stone House
1216 Parkside Dr. N., Wyomissing


Another year, another SUCCESS! We had so much fun at the 3rd Annual Mind Your Health and we look forward to seeing all of you next year!

THANK YOU to ALL sponsors, vendors, volunteers and participants! We couldn’t do it without all of your support!


2020

Drive-Thru Holiday Family Fun Night
December 4, 2020

1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

Family Guidance Center hosted a DRIVE-THRU Holiday Family Fun Event. Although COVID-19 changed our party plans, we were excited to still have a way to bring some holiday cheer to our community! A drive through our parking lot led to dancing elves, holiday music, and collection of a gift bag filled with goodies. Santa found some time in his busy schedule to bring all participants some holiday cheer!


Stress: Unique Challenges for Today’s Teens and their Parents
An Interactive Zoom Presentation
October 27, 2020

Virtual

Multiple participants joined our therapist, Frederick Indenbaum, Ed.S, LPC, VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 for an interactive Zoom presentation. The presentation  addressed the teen years, which are filled with unique challenges as well as indelible life experiences. Discussion centered around common teenage stressors, coping, responses and symptoms of stress, and what can be done to help combat stress in a teenager’s life.


The 2nd Annual Mind Your Health
September 2020
Virtual


The Second Annual Mind Your Health was a go – VIRTUALLY!

Unfortunately, we felt it was in the best interest of both our guests and volunteers to cancel our in-person event due to the current COVID-19 guidelines. However, what do you do when you can’t share a great message in person? Share it virtually, of course! Visit our Mind Your Health page to view our message.


2019

Holiday Family Fun Night
December 18, 2019
1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

Our 2019 Holiday Family Fun Night was another success, despite the snowy weather! Thank you to all who braved the weather and showed up for crafts, music, dancing, gift giving and a meet and greet with our friend, Santa Claus. Your smiles really brightened up our holiday season. See you next year!


Fall Festival
October 23, 2019
1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

Thank you, so much, to all attendees and volunteers of our very first Fall Festival! We saw lots of awesome painted and decorated pumpkins and masks, incredible frisbee artists, wacky balloon animals (and cucumbers), spooooky painted faces, and some pretty wicked dance moves. We certainly had a blast and hope you did, too!


MIND YOUR HEALTH
A Community Mental Health and Wellness Event
May 18th, 2019
Stone House, Wyomissing

THANK YOU to everyone who joined together to make this event a success! It was an incredible turn-out on a beautiful spring day with perfect running weather for the 5k and outdoor events. We greatly appreciate our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, donators, and attendees, and are looking forward to working with everyone again next year!

 

Thank you to our 2019 Mind Your Health sponsors!

UPMC / CCBH

Masano Bradley

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern PA

FairView Counseling & The Play Therapy

M&T Bank

PCA

Berkshire CPAs

The Breidegam Family Foundation

East Penn Manufacturing

Visions Federal Credit Union

Alvernia University

Berks County Bar Association

Gallen Insurance

Herbein CPAs + Consultants

Mosteller & Associates

The Lawfirm of Leisawitz Heller

Roswick & Company LLC

Tompkins VIST Bank

RKL LLP

Tullyview Allergy PC

Knies Insurance Group

 

Sponsored in conjunction with Wyomissing Parks & Recreation Department.


2018

Holiday Family Fun Night
December 2018

1235 Penn Ave., Wyomissing

 

A FREE family-friendly holiday party for the Berks County community and beyond! This year, we had close to 75 children join in the festivities, creating holiday-themed crafts, playing games, and enjoying a multitude of snacks. Santa Claus found time in his busy schedule for a visit and every child received an age-appropriate gift. So much fun!

Actor, Director, Producer and Mental Health Advocate: Sean Astin
March 21, 2018

Crowne Plaza Reading
1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA

What a fantastic night! Thank you to all who braved the weather, to the sponsors, our Special Events Committee, our speakers, our volunteers, and to Sean Astin, himself!
News Releases:
Reading Eagle
WFMZ-TV 69 News


2017

An Extraordinary Evening with John Quiñones
March 23, 2017

Crowne Plaza Reading
1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing

News Releases:
Reading Eagle