The Children’s Center at Nassau County Family Court, operated by North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights, is a safe haven for children and a respite for parents who must appear in court. It is pleased to announce that the WE CARE Fund of the Nassau Bar Association, Inc. has made a grant of $2,500 to support the Children’s Center.
Additionally, Guidance Center’s Community Action Committee and Business Advisory Council just completed a book drive and more than 1,000 children’s books have been collected for the Children’s Center. Reading is an integral part of the day’s activities at the Children’s Center and every child is sent home with a book every day. More than 27,000 books have been distributed.
The WE CARE Fund is the nationally-recognized charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association. Founded in 1988, WE CARE funds are raised by the legal profession and the community at large. The money is distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County.
Nurtured by the tireless efforts of lawyers and judges, the WE CARE program has matured into a nationally recognized model for similar programs instituted by other bar groups. With the financial support and personal effort of so many, WE CARE has been able to serve the community in myriad ways.
North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is the preeminent children’s mental health agency on Long Island. The Guidance Center is dedicated to strengthening the emotional well-being of children and families, and leads the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education and advocacy.
The Guidance Center helps families to raise healthy children and works with kids (newborn to 24) who are troubled, in trouble, or causing trouble and parents who need help in these stressful times. Difficulties range from depression and anxiety, developmental delays and school failure, from substance abuse to family crises stemming from illness, death, trauma and divorce. We offer outpatient mental health counseling and teen drug abuse and prevention services.
North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is at 480 Old Westbury Rd., Roslyn Heights. For details about the Guidance Center, visit www.northshorechildguidance.org.