“On A Mission” with Theresa Rulien from Child Guidance Center

by | May 31, 2023 | On a Mission | 0 comments

Theresa Ruilen
CEO, Child Guidance Center

Each week on “On a Mission” we talk to community leaders who are out to make a positive impact in the area. Today, our host Dr. Wendy Norfleet talks with Theresa Rulien from Child Guidance Center.

To learn more, visit www.cgcjax.org

Short company description:

Child Guidance Center is the largest provider of outpatient and community-based mental health and behavioral health services to children, adolescents and their families in Jacksonville. Our professionals provide integrated behavioral and therapeutic services to more than 5,000 children, adolescents and families each year. We provide counseling through outpatient, case management, full service schools, community action team and psychiatric services.

How do you define success?

The easy answer is accomplishing what I set out to do. But reality is oftentimes not accomplishing the initial identified goal but determining what is a realistic goal that fulfills the end need.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?

Currently it is physical labor. In the past it has been projects for church or HabiJax. Currently it is needed at CGC with little funds capable of being directed toward infrastructure needs.

What are your biggest goals in the next 12 Months for your business?

Workforce stabilization with the end result of being able to increase capacity and therefore serve more families.

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