Guidance Center Director Honored

Dr. Nellie Taylor-Walthrust

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center has announced 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 (NCNW) on Feb. 11 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 NCNW 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 NCNW 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 6empowerment 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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