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Re-Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards

Brighter DeKalb Foundation is proud to be a Kroger Community Rewards program recipient.  The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a non-profit organization in metro Atlanta, Georgia, established to support behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board.

The Kroger Community Rewards program allows customers to register their Kroger Plus Card and start earning money for organizations that impact their lives.

This program requires re-enrollment annually!

Kroger Re-Enroll

To participate in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and assist the Brighter DeKalb Foundation in their efforts to provide support to the DeKalb Community Service Board:

Create Your account

    1. Go to the Kroger page at
    2. Be sure to have your Kroger plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If you don’t have a Kroger plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
    3. Click on register and follow directions to create your account and connect your Kroger card to your online account.

Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards

    1. Go to the Community Rewards page at and sign in to your online account.
    2. Click on “Enroll Now.”
    3. Enter the Brighter DeKalb Foundation’s NPO number (54818) or name.
    4. Select Brighter DeKalb Foundation from the list and click on “Enroll.”

Shop as Usual

    1. Every time you shop at Kroger or Kroger Fuel stations, swipe your Kroger Plus Card, or input the phone number associated to your card.
    2. Purchases will not count for the Brighter DeKalb Foundation until after you register your card.
    3. With your help, every purchase can make a difference for the DeKalb Community Service Board!
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Closing Notice

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Contact 404-892-4646 for immediate assistance.  If your matter is life threatening call 911.

We will re-open, with normal business hours, on Tuesday, January 17th.

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Presenter - Funda Yilmaz

DeKalb CSB Offers Free Introduction to Trauma Trainings

Registration is Now Open!

Introduction to Trauma Training

Friday September 30th


Friday October 7th
1:00pm- 5:00pm

Richardson Building – Bohan Auditorium
445 Winn Way
Decatur, Georgia  30030

Presenter: Funda Yilmaz, LPC
Cost: Free

This free training is for individuals without a clinical background.  

No CEU’s are offered for this course.

Participants will be provided with:

  • an overview of the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children for non-clinical child welfare, educational and law enforcement professionals,
  • an overview about ways professionals can respond to traumatized children and families in a trauma-sensitive manner for non-clinical child welfare, educational and law enforcement professionals,
  • resources about nationally available resources for traumatized populations.

Learn More.

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Presenter - Melinda Paige

Registration Now Open – Essentials of Trauma Competency Training Series

The Essentials of Trauma Competency Training Series: The Beliefs, Knowledge and Skills of the Trauma Competent Counselor

Two-Part Training:

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Presenter:  Melinda Paige, PH.D, LPC, CPC, NCC
Bohan Auditorium, 445 Winn Way Decatur, GA 30030

CEU’s available.

The Essentials of Trauma Competency Training Series: The Beliefs, Knowledge and Skills of the Trauma Competent Counselor is a two-day training designed to provide counselors with the skills and resources they need to effectively deal with trauma.

Part I:  Trauma competent counselors will apply trauma informed beliefs, foundational trauma knowledge and knowledge about evidence-based, trauma focused interventions to clinical practices.

Part II:  Trauma competent counselors will apply trauma focused clinical skills and evidence-based interventions to their clinical practice.

Learn More.
Register Today.

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FDHA Health Summit: Violence America’s Challenge

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority will host community follow up forums in DeKalb and Fulton County to address issues of violence in the community.  The goal is to help attendees discover, discuss and implement positive solutions to reduce violence.

DeKalb County Forum
January 21, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center

Fulton County Forum
January 27, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Villages at Carver Family YMCA

Sessions are suitable for adults and youth.
Admission is FREE but registration is required.
Click here to learn more and register today!

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Family Dinner Night at Souper Jenny Decatur

Join us on Thursday, September 10th at Souper Jenny Decatur for family dinner night from 5-9 pm.  10% of ALL SALES from the evening will benefit the Brighter DeKalb Foundation (supporting DeKalb Community Service Board).

Enjoy grilled cheese, local veggie plates, s’mores and much more!

Meet us at Souper Jenny for a celebration of healthy eating, to learn about our programs, and to support a good cause.

Souper Jenny Decatur

1 West Court Square

Atlanta, GA  30030


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Calling All Superheroes!

Join hundreds for a special day of competition, networking and family fun with proceeds supporting the DeKalb Community Service Board, enhancing the lives of the real life superheroes battling with developmental disabilities and behavioral health illnesses.

September 19, 2015
Downtown Decatur Square – Decatur, GA
Food, Music, Vendors, Tot Trot, Face Painting and More!
Peachtree Qualification Pending
register-now-buttonEarly-Bird Pricing Until September 1, 2015

Race Director:
Mark Vescio
Run For It Productions

Special Thanks to our Early Sponsors and In-Kind Supporters!

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Don’t miss this opportunity to grow and promote your business while supporting a worthy cause.  Click here to learn how you can become a sponsor or vendor at this year’s Walk of HEROes.


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DeKalb County Shines Light on Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health is an important public health issue that affects up to 1 out of 5 children in the United States.  According to the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine report, it is estimated that 13 – 20 percent of children living in the U.S. experience a mental disorder in a given year and an estimated $247 billion is spent each year on children mental disorders.

During Children’s Mental Health Week, May 3 to 9, DeKalb CSB looks to raise awareness, increase acceptance and generate funding for programs associated with the pressing issue of Children’s Mental Health.  

In honor of Children’s Mental Health Day, recognized on May 7, 2015, Interim Chief Executive Officer Lee May issued DeKalb CSB with a proclamation designating May 7, 2015 as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in DeKalb County.

According to the proclamation, “We must all do our part in the community to make sure that our youth are getting the proper help and treatment they need to reach their full potential free from debilitating effects of mental illness.”

The proclamation goes on to honor DeKalb CSB “for all of their hard work and dedication to positive mental health.”


Children’s Mental Health Matters in DeKalb County!

5-1-15 DeKalb Community Service Board Proclamation

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Celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 3-9, 2015. This entire week is dedicated to teaching people about children’s mental health, advocating to improve services and celebrating all the work that has been done in the past. This year also marks the 10th Anniversary of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, observed on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  

In honor of this Children’s Mental Health, we are encouraging our partners and friends to wear green ribbons to help raise public awareness and to show their support to children, youth and families.  DeKalb CSB believes that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.





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