The DeKalb Community Service Board had the pleasure of participating with other community leaders at With One Accord Community Event held at New Life Community Church on July 10th with Pastor Marlon Harris. With One Accord Community Event is a collaboration of local churches, political official, entertainers, professional athletes, and community members unified under the agenda to restore education awareness, wealth protection and advancement to black communities.
Attendees from DeKalb CSB included Dr. Joseph Bona– CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Brenda Cibulas- Chief Clinical Officer, and Ashunte Claybrooks- Center Director for North Mental Health Center. The representatives worked together with local political officials, law enforcement, and other leaders in our community to help gain educational awareness. Long time DeKalb county resident Ashunte Claybrooks also spoke at the event and informed the attendees of DeKalb CSB’s presence and work within our community. Claybrooks challenged attendees to decrease the stigma in the African American community regarding mental health.
DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) is an innovative, community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services organization located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, offering a full range of mental health services, developmental disabilities programs and substance abuse treatment to more than 11,000 citizens annually who are uninsured and under insured. As a public, not-for-profit organization, the DeKalb CSB operates more than 20 locations in DeKalb County with a diverse workforce of more than 500 direct-care and support staff.