Mission & History

Our Mission

Family Guidance wholeheartedly strives to bring hope and a future through Jesus Christ
to vulnerable children and families of all cultures throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Our 50 Year Legacy

Since 1964, when Judge Maurice Cohill asked Jim Leckie to mentor some boys sent to his court, Family Guidance has continued its critical mission of serving Pittsburgh’s at-risk children and families. Click here to see our 50-year timeline.


Through quality mentoring programs, we match caring adults with children who benefit greatly from this positive influence.


At Promise Camp and Retreat Center, set on 112 wooded acres in Beaver County, we provide programs designed to give at-risk kids a life-changing experience. Thousands of young children have enjoyed swimming, rock wall climbing and hikes through God’s beautiful creation.

Above all, Family Guidance works each day to demonstrate the love and power of Jesus Christ to the most vulnerable children and families in our community.

Over 25,000 lives have been impacted over the past 50 years!

Register online for Promise Camp using CampWise! Christian Assciation of Youth Mentoring Help our kids thru United Way and other Workplace Giving Campaigns! Keeping mentors connected! Corporate Security & Investigations Promise Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association