Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Interns Wanted!

DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) is currently accepting applications for Community Relations/Public Relations Interns to serve during the upcoming Spring semester. Interns will gain experience in a number of areas including Public Relations, Community Relations and Employee Relations. The ideal candidate(s) should be pursuing a degree (graduate or undergrad) in one of the following programs: Public Relations, Graphic Design, Marketing, Communication, English or Journalism.

Click here to learn more about Public Relations Interns.

DeKalb CSB also offers internships to students pursuing careers in nursing, pharmacy, social work, professional counseling and  health information technology.

  • Learn more about clinical internship opportunities here
  • Learn more about Health Information Technology internship opportunities here
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Upcoming DeKalb CSB Board Meeting

The November 19th board meeting of the DeKalb Community Service Board is open to the public for those who are interested in services for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities. The meeting will be held at 4:00 pm at 445 Winn Way, Room 421, Decatur, GA 30030.

The Advocacy Committee meeting will be held in the same room at 3:00 pm and is also open to the public.

The Audit, Finance and Compliance meeting will be held in the same room on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm and is also open to the public.

For those with disabilities in need of assistance or accommodations to participate in the meeting, please notify Community Relations at (404) 508-7875.

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DeKalb CSB Announces 20 Vacancies in their Day Program for Adults Living with Developmental Disabilities

DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) has announced that it has 20 private pay vacancies at the DeKalb Services Center Adult Day Program for adults living with developmental disabilities.  The DeKalb Services Center offers adults living with severe and profound disabilities a variety of activities, classes, and programs through which individuals can learn the skills they need to function more independently.

While Georgia Medicaid waivers provide a package of medically necessary services and support to individuals with disabilities, including support for programs provided by DeKalb CSB, funding for these services have been hit hard by budget cuts.  As a result, many of Georgia’s Medicaid Waiver programs have lengthy waiting list forcing long delays for those in need and creating financial burdens for families.

According to the “Unlock the Waiting Lists!” campaign, there are approximately over 10,000 Georgia residents currently on waiting lists awaiting home and community-based services.  The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates the average national waiting time for waiver services exceeds two years.

In light of these circumstances, the DeKalb Services Center has announced that it has 20 vacancies in their Adult Day Program for individuals not receiving Medicaid Waivers.  Consumers should expect to pay through long term care insurance or private pay.

Since 1978, the DeKalb Services Center has served local citizens with disabilities. The center provides day habilitation, individualized instruction, community access services and work activities for individuals with severe and profound developmental disabilities.  With the Day Program, individuals have a caring and safe place to spend their days, learn, meet new friends, and express their creativity.

The DeKalb Services Center is located at 2660 Osborne Road in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more information on how to enroll into the Day Program or to schedule a tour of the DeKalb Services Center contact 404.231.9363.

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Georgia Gives Day is Coming – 11/12/15

With support from the Brighter DeKalb Foundation, DeKalb CSB helps youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting a full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services.

Because of generous supporters like you, numerous men and women have salvaged their lives once fractured by depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; severely emotionally disturbed children have reclaimed their childhood; and countless individuals have won victory over addiction.

Your support can make a difference!  Show your support for the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and support DeKalb CSB services on Georgia Gives Day.  

Georgia Gives Day is a 24-hour, statewide giving event that has raised more than $5.1 M for Georgia nonprofits in the first three years.

Click if you Care and Make your Donation Today!

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

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