“To provide quality, affordable community based services to families and individuals. The center’s primary emphasis is on child well-being, educating, and supporting the entire family and fostering a healthy community.” The Gary Center was founded in 1971 by The Stafford Family in memory of their son Gary who died as a result of substance abuse. Seeing a need in the community for a walk in drug and alcohol center, the community pulled together to establish a safe place for families where they can overcome their additions and depressions. Over the years The Gary Center has evolved into one of North Orange County’s premier comprehensive family resource center serving more than 5,000 individuals annually with counseling, dental, and food distribution as our core programs. All services are on a sliding scale.