Dunwoody and Doraville Co-Responder Program Collaboration

DeKalb Community Service Board has solidified a co-responder program with the cities of Doraville and Dunwoody to answer behavioral health needs and improve outcomes of individuals experiencing crises in our community. May 11, 2023 Decatur, GA – DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) has partnered with the City of Dunwoody and the City of Doraville in […]

DeKalb Community Service Board Receives Renewed CARF Accreditation

October 12, 2022, Decatur, GA – DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB) received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This Accreditation exhibits our commitment to providing quality service to our surrounding community and the individuals we serve. The report reaffirmed the “substantial conformance,” of quality standards laid out by […]

Have you Enrolled 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 […]

Pause for National Moment of Remembrance

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, a day we often acknowledge by shopping, vacations, the opening of pools and family cookouts.  We often forget what Memorial Day actually represents; a time to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country, our freedoms, and the promise of a greater future. The many women and men who […]

DeKalb CSB is Proud to Recognize June as Men’s Health Month

There are an estimated 43.8 million adults in the U.S. living with mental illness. The most devastating statistic is that 60% of the people with a mental illness will not seek help. The consequences of this can be tragic, especially among men.  Men are less likely to seek treatment for their condition and sadly have […]

An Inside Look at DeKalb CSB Support Services Department

Raising the Bar in Customer Service DeKalb Community Service Board’s Support Services Department is responsible for operating and maintaining DeKalb CSB facilities and property.  This includes maintenance of the agency’s 67 vehicles and oversight of the agency’s 22 locations, including inpatient clinics, outpatient clinics and residential homes. The Support Services Department is an essential business […]

Exploring the Factors Behind High Rates of Mental Health Problems in Men

Numerous researchers have recently stated that there is a silent crisis in men’s mental health. This is based on robust evidence that men have high rates of various mental health issues. These include elevated rates of suicide and substance abuse, as well as low rates of mental health service use. Sadly, male gender often intersects […]

Brighter DeKalb Foundation Launches Residential Program Fire Relief Fund

DECATUR, Georgia – June 6, 2017 – 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. In all, 11 clients were displaced from their homes […]

Residential Program Fire Relief Fund Update

On the morning of Saturday, June 3rd, DeKalb Community Service Board experienced a devastating fire at one of their Mental Health Residential Program properties.  Thankfully, while all of the occupants escaped without serious injury, eleven clients enrolled in the residential program lost their homes. In response to the Brookhaven Apartment Fire, Brighter DeKalb Foundation launched […]

DeKalb CSB Celebrates Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was founded in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US). Mental illness affects one in five adults and one in 10 children in America, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Furthermore, mental […]