Community Guidance Center
Community Guidance Center
About CGC


The Community Guidance Center (CGC) also known in Chamorro as Guma Ina’ Ayuda and  Imwall Alilis in Carolinian, was formerly called the Division of Mental Health and Social Services. It was first established as Division in November 1996 to focus on delivery of community mental health and substance abuse services.  Prior to 1996, provisions of these services were shared by Public Health and the hospital.

Mission Statement:  CGC is committed to providing high quality mental health and substance abuse treatment and other therapeutic services to CNMI multi-diverse population.  In addition, the Center also offers support services to families and friends; community outreach prevention and education services and referral assistance to other community resources. 


CGC hopes that every individual who has made CNMI their home may be able to live and interact with each other in a community that is not only nurturing to its members’ spiritual growth, psychological balance, emotional stability and physical well-being, but at the same time fostering the development and maintenance of a cooperative and harmonious society. 

Purpose and Philosophy:

CGC is guided by its vision, mission statement and goals as established to provide the Center with directions as it develops, implements and improves programs and services based on needs of CNMI population.



Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Department of Public Health, Community Guidance Center

The Community Guidance Center is part of the Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands