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Brighter DeKalb Foundation Selected as CBS46 Charity of the Month

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation was selected as CBS46 Atlanta’s Charity of the Month for the month of April 2017.  The Charity of the Month is part of CBS46 Chief Meteorologist Jim Kosek’s 3 Degree Guarantee launched in March 2015.

Monday through Friday on CBS46 News at 11, Jim delivers a guaranteed forecast that includes the high temperature for the following day. The next day on CBS46 News at 6pm they will compare the forecast high temperature to the actual high temperature. Each time their forecast high temperature is within three degrees of the actual high, CBS46 will donate $50 to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation.  Donations will support the needs of individuals living with mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.

brighter-dekalb-logo-cmykEstablished in 2006, the Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting the full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).  The Brighter DeKalb Foundation’s mission is to promote, advance and support the services provided by DeKalb Community Service Board.

WGCL (CBS46) is devoted to making a difference in the community by partnering with nationally recognized and smaller non-profit charities.   We applaud their commitment to our mission and for bringing key issues in our community to light to make a difference.

Click here to learn more about CBS46’s Charity of the Month.

Click here to learn more about The Brighter DeKalb Foundation.

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5 Ways to Support Mental Health in your Community

DeKalb Community Service Board is your connection to community mental health support. We know that everyone has mental health and that where mental illness exists, there is help. Our experience tells us that there is hope and recovery is possible.

We rely on your generosity to help us make this a reality. When you give to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation you become part of positive change in our community.

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, established to promote, advance and support the behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB).

Your contribution impacts thousands of lives – whether individuals are seeking urgent mental health support, housing or family support or simply seeking to improve their lives.  Join us by supporting these services to bring hope and a brighter future to youth and adults in our community.

We hope that these ideas inspire you this holiday season. If you’re looking to keep the giving spirit going, please consider us as your charity partner for 2017!  Contact us at info@dekcsb.org to learn more.

Together, we can create a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential!

5-ways-to-support-holiday-season1. Give the gift of recovery, hope and health by donating today!

  • Give Online – www.BrighterDeKalbFoundation.org
  • Donate by Phone – 404-508-7875
  • Give by Check – Make checks payable to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and mail them to 445 Winn Way, Room 474, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Donate Goods – 404-508-7875

2.  Share your voice!

We encourage our community to speak out about their own experiences, share their point of view with others and take action.  By lending your support you can show that this cause is important to you and desperately needed for millions of Americans.

3.  Bring holiday giving to work.

Adopt a charity by incorporating the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and DeKalb CSB into your holiday activities.  Collect cash, toiletries, coats or other items to donate to DeKalb CSB.  Review our Agency Needs List for ideas.

4.  Become a volunteer!

Get a group (10 or more) together for a service project.  Current opportunities include projects such as painting and landscaping at our homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Currently there are no individual volunteer opportunities available.

5.  Spread awareness!

Mental health issues in our communities are complex and challenging; but, by coming together and increasing our understanding and raising awareness, we can make a difference!  By supporting and talking about mental health you help to break down misconceptions and promote recovery and healthy communities.  Start by following and sharing our stories on DeKalb CSB Facebook, Brighter DeKalb Foundation Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

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DeKalb Community Service Board – Board of Directors Elects Two New Members

Both Will Also Serve on Brighter DeKalb Foundation Board with Four Newly Appointed Members 

DECATUR, Georgia – February 15, 2016 – DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB), a public, nonprofit treatment provider of community-based behavioral health and developmental disability services located in DeKalb County, is proud to welcome two new members that have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.

The newly elected members are: Andre Moorer, Hospitality Partner with Goodwin and Associates; and Millie Amato, Global Director, Customer and Commercial Leadership for The Coca-Cola Company.

The two new members will also serve on the Brighter DeKalb Foundation Board of Directors. They will join the following newly appointed foundation board members: Michael E. Perez, Partner with the Warshauer Law Group; Cynthia A. Allen, Consultant with Northrop Grumman at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Joan M. Gage, Speech-Language Pathologist within Fulton County Schools; and Andrew Goldberg, Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group within SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

“I welcome the opportunity to bring these respected professionals onto our Board of Directors,” stated Joseph Bona, MD, DeKalb CSB CEO. “Their commitment and personal passion for the work of our agency will be a great addition.  Their appointment broadens our organization’s Board and demonstrates their commitment to public service. I look forward to their contribution to the citizens of DeKalb County.”

About DeKalb CSB

Founded in 1994, DeKalb CSB is a public, nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of evidence-based behavioral health and developmental disability services.  Through more than 20 locations across DeKalb County, DeKalb CSB serves more than 10,000 children, adolescents and adults annually to help them recover and resume productive lives.  DeKalb CSB employs more than 500 staff, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   Learn more about DeKalb Community Service Board at www.dekcsb.org.

About Brighter DeKalb Foundation

Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta, Georgia established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting a full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).

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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
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Race Director:
Mark Vescio
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runningmanwest@bellsouth.net
678-895-2631

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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The Brighter DeKalb Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Amanda Michalik

DECATUR, Georgia – January 26, 2015 The Brighter DeKalb Foundation announces an addition to the Board of Directors, Amanda Michalik. Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta, Georgia established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting a full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).

Serving on the Board of Directors, Michalik will focus on enriching the lives of DeKalb county residents dealing with mental illness.  “My family has dealt with their fair share of mental illness and addiction – it’s very hard on families and individuals,” said Michalik.  “It is evident that people with mental illness are not getting the help that they need.  I’m motivated by the opportunity to be a part of a foundation that supports creating better communities aimed at helping individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities.”

Michalik has a great interest in creating awareness and advocating for mental health. She also believes access to mental health services is essential to creating healthy, thriving communities and she is committed to supporting efforts to provide these services to her community.

Michalik has over 12 years of Healthcare Information Technology experience, focused in process improvement and program and project management.  Michalik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Iowa, and a Masters of Health Systems Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation helps youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting a full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided to more than 10,000 citizens annually by the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) in DeKalb County, Georgia.

DeKalb CSB is a public, nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of evidence-based behavioral health and developmental disability services.  Through more than 20 locations across DeKalb County, DeKalb CSB helps children and adults recover and resume productive lives.  DeKalb CSB employs more than 500 staff, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   For more information, visit www.dekcsb.org or call 404.508.7875.

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Alecea Quintyne Appointed as Chair of the Brighter DeKalb Foundation Board of Directors

AleceaHeadShot1_resizedDECATUR, Georgia – December 18, 2014 – The Brighter DeKalb Foundation announces the appointment of Alecea Quintyne as their new Board Chair.  Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta, Georgia established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting a full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).

As Board Chair, Quintyne will lead the charge to increase philanthropy for behavioral healthcare and developmental disability services in DeKalb County, Georgia.  During the past 10 years, public providers of behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities services in Georgia have been under tremendous pressure to meet the growing demand for services while facing millions of dollars in State and local funding cuts.  Spurred by this loss in support, the Brighter DeKalb Foundation has increased its efforts to raise awareness and funding for these critical services in the DeKalb community.

Quintyne is a 10-year resident of DeKalb County with over 15 years of Healthcare Information Technology experience focused on administrating and leading medication management projects.  Quintyne holds a BA in Management of Information Systems from National – Louis University and is a MHA candidate for the 2016 class at Pfeiffer University. 

Quintyne’s desire to serve stems from a philanthropic spirit she inherited from her large and loving family.  After her brother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, she developed an increased passion for mental illness awareness and advocacy.  “I want to be a change agent for DeKalb County to ensure that its citizens are aware of and have access to mental health services,” said Quintyne.

About DeKalb Community Service Board

DeKalb CSB is a public, nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of evidence-based behavioral health and developmental disability services.  Through more than 20 locations across DeKalb County, DeKalb CSB serves more than 10,000 children, adolescents and adults annually to help them recover and resume productive lives.  DeKalb CSB employs more than 500 staff, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   For more information, visit www.dekcsb.org or call 404.508.7875.

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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:  www.dekcsb.org.

For more information on the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority visit: www.thefdha.com.

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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 GAgivesday.org.

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

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