Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Brighter DeKalb Foundation Selected as a 2014 Healthcare Champion

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to support behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board, has been selected as a 2014 Healthcare Champion by the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.

Brighter DeKalb Foundation will receive the Healthcare Champion award during a special reception held on December 7, 2014, prior to the start of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority’s 3rd Annual Health Summit.  The Healthcare Champion award recognizes and encourages exceptional work in the health industry.

“We are delighted to present Brighter DeKalb Foundation with this award in recognition of their commitment to providing quality behavioral health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services to the uninsured and underinsured youth and adults in DeKalb County, Georgia,” said Keri Norris, PhD, Chief of Health Policy and Administration at Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.

“We are very proud to receive the award from The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority given their dedication to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties,” said Brenda Cibulas, Chief Clinical Officer of DeKalb Community Service Board.  “Winning the Healthcare Champion award is a respected validation of our evidence-based approach to providing the highest quality of behavioral health and developmental disability services to more than 10,000 individuals annually.”

For more information on the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and DeKalb CSB visit:

For more information on the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority visit:

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You Can Have an Impact on Georgia’s Medicaid Home and Community Based Services

Meet with Medicaid leaders to learn more about important changes to Georgia’s Medicaid program.  Hosted by the Georgia Department of Community Health.

October 28, 2014 – Marietta

Afternoon or Evening session

1:00 -2:30 pm or 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Mansour Center

995 Roswell Street NE

Marietta, GA 30060

Room: Travis Duke A

(770) 701-0315

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November 6, 2014 – Macon

Afternoon or Evening session

1:00 -2:30 pm or 6:30 -8:00 pm

Disability Connections

170 College Street

Macon GA 31201

Conference Room

(478) 741-1425


Please indicate afternoon or evening session


November 13, 2014 – Athens

Afternoon or Evening session

1:00 -2:30 pm or 6:30 -8:00 pm

The Classic Center

300 N. Thomas Street

Athens GA 30601

Room: Empire Room 1

(706) 357-4444

Please indicate afternoon or evening session


November 18, 2014 – Fayetteville

Afternoon or Evening session

1:00-2:30 pm or 7:00-8:30 pm

The Lafayette Educational Center- Building D

205 Lafayette Avenue

Fayetteville GA 30214

Room: Media Center

(770) 460-3990

Please indicate afternoon or evening session


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DeKalb CSB & The Brighter DeKalb Foundation Join GA Gives Day

With support from individuals, community partners and the Brighter DeKalb Foundation , DeKalb CSB helps youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting a continuum of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services to more than 10,000 citizens annually.

Georgia Gives Day is a 24-hour, statewide giving event that has raised more than $2.5 million for Georgia nonprofits in the first two years.  Georgia Gives Day takes place on November 13, 2014 – the day tens of thousands of Georgians will be donating to the nonprofit of their choice through

One click can help many – visit and donate to support the Brighter DeKalb Foundation today!


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Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 5-11

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 5-11.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the first full week of October, NAMI , DeKalb Community Service Board and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness.  Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.  Each year, the movement grows stronger.

Go Green and join the movement!

Donate – Support DeKalb Community Service Board to help hundreds of DeKalb County residents who face mental illness every day.

Speak Out – Inspire others with your message of hope.  Show others they are not alone.

Get Involved – Become an advocate.  Register on to keep up with DeKalb CSB news and events.

Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
General information: 404.294.3834
Appointments, referrals and crisis support: 404.892.4646

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