News – On The Front Line

On Tuesday, May 15, the Welcoming Club of Garden City hosted their Spring Soirée at the Garden City Hotel, with all proceeds going to benefit North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, the premiere not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island. The event featured fabulous boutique shopping, getting-to-know-you games, a Garden City trivia contest, great raffle prizes and a delicious buffet. “Tuesday was a fun and fabulous night that allowed the...

Despite feeling blindsided, many of us now know that we are living in the midst of an unprecedented drug epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, nearly quadrupled. In the intervening years, many steps have been taken to help save lives. These include improving prescribing practices and expanding access...

On Thursday, May 17, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center will be hosting a free community forum on the dangers of e-cigarettes, vaping and other substances such as new concentrated forms of marijuana. The forum will be held at the Guidance Center’s Leeds Place location, at 999 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury. “Marketers are selling teens and even younger kids on the idea that vaping...

Luncheon guests enjoy the American Manhasset raffle prize puzzle game during the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center's spring luncheon. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center) On April 26, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, the preeminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, raised more than $68,000 to support our mission to restore and strengthen the emotional well-being of children and their families. Pictured, from...

By Andrew Malekoff Imagine being American in every way except on paper and knowing that if you are the victim of violent crime you cannot report it out of fear of being deported. This is the sad reality for nearly 800,000 young immigrants who found hope in DACA. If you’ve heard the acronym but are not familiar with DACA, it refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal program that began...

Left to Right: Andrew Malekoff, Sean Grover, Nicole Nagy, Kerry Lynn Eller, Nancy Manigat, and Reverend Gideon L.K. Pollach On Friday April 13, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted a program featuring Long Island author Nicole Nagy. Nagy’s book, “Creative Mind: A Diary of Teenage Mental Illness,” is a moving first-person account of her mental health challenges and also of the roadblocks she faced when trying to access timely and...

Dina De Giorgio (center) of the Town of North Hempstead honored Vivian Moy (left) of the Port Washington Crisis Relief Team and Nancy Lane of the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center at the town’s 25th Annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor. Andrew Malekoff (right) of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center was honored with a Folio Award from the Fair Media Council. (Also shown, from left)...