Residential Program Fire Relief Fund


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On the morning of Saturday, June 3, 2017, fire destroyed DeKalb CSB’s residential housing units located at a Brookhaven apartment complex.  DeKalb CSB currently leases units in the complex for many clients enrolled in the agency’s Mental Health Residential Program. 11 DeKalb CSB Residential Clients were left homeless as a result of the fire.

In response to the Brookhaven Apartment Fire, Brighter DeKalb Foundation launched the Residential Program Fire Relief Fund to aid DeKalb CSB residents affected by the June 3rd fire.


Monetary donations for the Fire Relief Fund can be made payable to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation by:

  1. Donating online here (indicate funds for Fire Relief Fund)
  2. Sending monetary donations to Brighter DeKalb Foundation, Attn: Fire Relief Fund, 445 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030

100% of your donation goes directly to aid DeKalb CSB fire victims.  A detailed tax exempt acknowledgment will be sent to you shortly after your gift.

“Recovery and rebuilding can take some time,”  said Dr. Joseph Bona, Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb CSB.  “Although temporary housing has been secured for all the displaced clients, this fire completely destroyed all of their belongings—including furniture, clothes and personal items. This Fire Relief Fund will directly assist the victims with their immediate needs as they rebuild their lives and work toward their longer term recovery goals.”

Donations are tax deductible and will be used to purchase clothing, shoes, toiletries, furniture and other necessities.  “We appreciate the community’s support as we help these individuals recover a sense of normalcy after the fire.”

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2006, to promote, advance and support the needs of individuals living with mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.

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

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