Guidance Center Director Honored by National Council of Negro Women

Guidance Center Director Honored by National Council of Negro Women

Roslyn Heights, NY, Feb. 23, 2017 — North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is proud to announce that Dr. Nellie Taylor-Walthrust, the Director of The Leeds Place, one of the Guidance Center’s three main sites, was honored by the Long Island Cross County Section of the National Council of Negro Women on February 11, 2017 at the Garden City Hotel.

She was recognized for exemplary community and professional service working with children and families that have been impacted by substance abuse.

“Dr. Taylor-Walthrust is one of the leading forces at the Guidance Center in creating and overseeing many life-saving programs, including our drug and alcohol treatment and prevention services for children, teenagers and their families,” said Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director of the Guidance Center. “She is an invaluable member of our staff and a great role model for her community.”

The National Council of Negro Women was established in 1936 by the great African-American educator and women’s advocate Mary McLeod Bethune to educate and empower African American women in their struggle to combat adversity and poverty in underserved communities.

The mission of the National Council of Negro Women is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities while making a lasting contribution for the integration of all people, regardless of race, creed or national origin.  NCNW fulfills its mission through services and programs on issues such as health, education and economic empowerment to unite African American communities. The organization operates through approximately 200 community-based sections in 31 states with more than 25,000 members.

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As the pre-eminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is dedicated to restoring and strengthening the emotional well-being of children (from birth – age 24) and their families. Our highly trained staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, vocational rehabilitation counselors and other mental health professionals lead the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education, research and advocacy. The Guidance Center helps children and families address issues such as depression and anxiety; developmental delays; bullying; teen pregnancy; sexual abuse; teen drug and alcohol abuse; and family crises stemming from illness, death, trauma and divorce. For more than 60 years, the Guidance Center has been a place of hope and healing, providing innovative and compassionate treatment to all who enter our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about the Guidance Center, visit or call (516) 626-1971.