North Shore Guidance Holds Fundraiser For Children’s Center Sept. 19


On Tuesday evening Sept. 19, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center will host a fundraiser for its Children’s Center at Nassau County Family Court. The event will be held at Tesoro’s Ristorante, located at 967 Old Country Road in Westbury, and will feature entertainment by Paul Lauren, musician and soul crooner.

The event, which will feature cocktails and a buffet, will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For registration info, visit, or email or call 516-626-1971, ext. 309. Tickets are $125 each. 

The Children’s Center provides care and early learning to almost 2,000 children annually, ages 6 weeks through 12 years, while their parents or guardians are conducting court business. Dr. Nellie Taylor-Walthrust, Director of The Leeds Place (under which the Children’s Center operates), says that the Center focuses on early childhood education. 

“The Children Center is not a babysitting service,” explains Dr. Taylor-Walthrust. “It is an early learning center. Often this is a child’s first exposure to an early learning environment. Every aspect of the center promotes learning by which the children can explore new things in a safe, structured and professionally supervised setting.”

The fundraiser is co-chaired by Robert C. Mangi, Esq. and John M. Zenir, Esq., P.C. and is sponsored by an array of local law firms and other businesses, including Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP, DiMascio & Associates, LLP, Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C., Mangi & Graham, LLP, the Pessala Family, and In Memory of Hon. Burton S. Joseph.

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, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about the Guidance Center, visit or call 516-626-1971.

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