The Marian Given Fund was established by Dr. Osvaldo Gaytan to support the El Paso Child Guidance Center in the provision of child and adolescent mental health treatment to families with no means of paying for therapy. The Center’s primary purpose is to assess and treat children and their families who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues to help them reach their well-being potential. The Center also provides training, consultations, education, and information to other community agencies, professionals and the general public.
Marian Zork Given was one of 18 founders of the Child Guidance Center in 1953. She served on the Board of Directors for the next 12 years in a multitude of leadership positions including as building committee member, second Vice President, first Vice President and in 1965 as Board President. She returned to school, receiving her Master’s Degree in Psychology from UTEP in 1973. Mrs. Given worked at the Center as a counselor and therapist from 1972 to 1980 and served as Executive Director.
Dr. Gaytan states, “our families and children are our most precious resource. This fund will assure that this home-grown agency not only survives, but prospers and grows, resulting in a healthier community for all of us. I established this fund as a concrete way for El Pasoans to express and support two of the greatest qualities of this region: that we are generous of spirit, and that we take care of our own.”
Contact us to learn more or to support the Mario Given Fund for the El Paso Child Guidance Center.