IMAGE: Cobb County Community Services Board/Douglas County Community Services Board
News Archive

11/10 - MDJ - Community Services board takes part in Schizophrenia Study. The Cobb Community Services Board is one of 10 mental health centers from around the country recently selected to program to improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia.

9/10 - Cobb CSB's partnership with West End Medical Center/FQHC around an innovative primary care/behavioral healthcare integration project.

7/10 - AJC Guest Column - Better community services can aid mental health fix.

3/10 - Cobb & Douglas Counties CSB present with APS Healthcare at the 40th National Mental Health and Addictions Conference & Expo on Integrating Medical and Behavioral Health Care:A Public-Private Partnership. The Conference is sponsored by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

3/10 - MDJ - Cobb County Community Services Board seeks mentors for its Believe in Youth Mentoring Program.

8/09 - The Bright Side -Book Fair to Aid Mental Health. Bookmark the date of Oct. 3 for the second annual Book Fair on the Square in Marietta, featuring more than a dozen authors, book discussion, book signings, a children's character parade, vendors, entertainment and a gigantic used book sale.

4/09 - Former MMAC client- Felicia Anderson was pregnant and addicted to cocaine when she had a revelation. Clean 12 years, she shares her story on CNN.

3/09 - MDJ - Social service agencies fear for survival - Doing more with less: This is the resounding refrain theses days for many agencies and non-profit groups that serve the poor and underprivileged.

11/08 - East-West Church, BJ's Brighten Playground. Members of the East West Church, on Hurt Road in Marietta and BJ's Wholesale Club on the East West Connector, Powder Springs, partnered to create a safe, child-centered play area for the Mothers Making a Change Program (MMAC) located in Marietta of the Cobb Community Services Board (CSB).

10/08 - A Novel Idea. The written word was foremost on the minds of those who turned out for the Book Fair on the Square in Marietta on Saturday.

10/08 - Courage to Write. Best selling author to lead writer's workshop at Book Fair on the Square.

9/08 - Book Fair Bonanza To Hit Marietta Square - Bookmark the dates of Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 for the first Book Fair on the Square in Marietta, featuring nearly two dozen national authors, book discussion, book signings and a children's character parade.

2/08 - Housing Authority announces grant .Marietta Housing Authority has announced a $213,408 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue the Shelter Plus Care program.

11/07 - A Point of Light - Austell woman honored for teaching, GED tutoring. Lenise Mason is retired from West Georgia College. But she's still teaching.

Fall 2007- Making A Difference Magazine - (Georgia Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities) -
A Journey to: Home ownership and Independence by Anthony Fuller

2/07 -Marietta- The Kroger bakery off Roswell Road near East Lake Parkway and Robinson Road won't be the same with the retirement of Minnie Cupp, 67.

2/06 Judge, FDTC members celebrate program's success. Last week, some familiar faces were spotted at a tea hosted by juvenile court of Cobb County Judge Juanita Stedman.

11/06 - Duo hit streets in half marathon for health services. Two members of the Cobb and Douglas Community Service Board (CDCSB) run today in the Atlanta Track Club's half marathon to kick off a fundraising effort of epic proportions.

10/06 - Denise Broadway is a veteran hairstylist, published poet and budding author. She's also struggled for years with bipolar disorder, a mental health malady that routinely precludes work for many people who have the disease.

4/06 -The Cobb-Douglas Community Services Boards are pleased to announce our association with Cary Griffin and Dave Hammis through Griffin-Hammis Assocciates, LLC in offering consultation, technical assistance, and Best Practice training

3/06 Despite her Austism, Shannon is an Advocate for Disabled. Shannon Barnes, 23, stood recently before a group of social workers during a session of a statewide conference. Speaking publicly is a bold feat for most people, but is even more remarkable for Shannon.

2/06 -'We are the exception to the rule' Jim Slattery, the resident artist at the Cobb and Douglas Community Services Board, helps people with developmental disabilities find more meaning in their work and lives. Works done by disabled people at the board's three centers, in the Bridge to Community Art Project, are popping up in homes and galleries in Cobb County and around metro Atlanta.

1/06 -Project Hope provides evacuees service. Counseling now offered to Katrina victims in Cobb, Douglas.

12/05 - A unique public art show in East Atlanta during December will highlight works created by persons with disabilities. Bridge to Community, an art project of artists with developmental disabilities sponsored by the Cobb and Douglas Community Services Board will be an historic art event.

10/22/05 - Vaugh Award - An advocate for the homeless and a doctor dedicated to helping low-income people fight drug and alcohol addiction are the latest recipients of the annual Jack Vaughan Jr. Human Services Award.

08/06/05 - Youth Offender Re-entry Grant -Cobb and Douglas County youth who have been detained because of a crime and who have a problem with substance abuse soon will have extra support as they re-enter the community.

04/06/05 - Douglas County Grant for the Homeless - The Douglas County Community Services Board (CSB) has received a $1,494,600 federal grant to help local homeless as part of CSB's established mental health and addiction treatment services.

4/08/04 - Woman works to improve treatment of disabled clients
When Nancy Brooks-Lane first went to work for the Cobb and Douglas Community Services Board in 1988, clients with developmental disabilities were handled a little differently than they are today.

01/29/04 - St. James' Episcopal honored for 24 years of service
A volunteer group from St. James' Episcopal in Marietta has been honored by Cobb and Douglas community services boards for 24 years of service to people in those counties.

01/24/04 - MHA Efforts to get boost via grants
More than $1.1 million in grant money will soon be flowing into the Marietta Housing Authority to pay for capital improvements, housing for the mentally ill, substance abusers or battered women and the hiring of a grant coordinator for a family self-sufficiency program.

01/23/04 - Cobb CSB offers anger management course for adults
The Cobb County Community Services Board will offer an anger management course for adults beginning Feb. 3. The 12-week course is open to the public and costs $40 per session. Participants are required to attend 12 consecutive sessions.

01/19/04 - Cobb CSB is in need of volunteers
Cobb County Services Board, 331 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, needs volunteers to teach job skills and resume writing, interviewing skills, and work ethics

11/27/03 Agency provides more than just a job
Jacque Smith knows how difficult the job market can be for the handicapped. Her 24-year-old son, Ronnie Smith, has severe autism and doesn't speak

10/13/03 Volunteers teach mentally ill through gardening program
Members of the Master Gardeners of Cobb County teach a weekly class on gardening skills to people participating in the Cobb-Douglas Community Services Board's psychosocial rehabilitation program.

10/08/03 Facility For Homeless Expands
The Mothers Making a Change program in Douglasville took a step foward Monday with a ground breaking ceremony for a new community room at the Douglas Community Services Board residential housing facility.

04/15/03 Help For Hartmann
The marietta Metro Rotary Club recently made a $1,000 donation fo the George Hartmann Center to purchase athletic equipment and recreational games with a grant from the Rotary International Foundation.

02/06/03 Center's Focus in Teching Adults
A new training and resouce center for assisting people with development disabilities is up and running in Douglas County.

01/26/03 Cobb CSB Adds Program
The Cobb County Community Services Board announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program.

11/11/02 Community Project
The Cobb Bar Association and New Friendship Baptist Church spent Saturday morning volunteering for the Cobb Community Services Board Adopt-A-Room project. The Cobb Community Services Board asked organizations throughout the county for help last week in decorating rooms in its Austell location, and the two groups immediately responded.

10/4/02 Wishes Granted
Thanks to federal taxes, the Austell Community Taskforce has a $100,000 grant to help South Cobb teens make money.

08/28/02 CSB Job Coaches Certified
First agency in state to earn full staff certification through UGA

08/23/02 CSB Receives Workforce Development Grant
The Compassionate Communities Workforce Development Initiative in Cobb, Cherokee and Douglas Counties received a $655,000 boost from the U.S. Department of Labor

08/22/02 Teresa Smith Named to Head Newly Created Strategic Resource Management Position
Teresa will be responsible for pursuing alternate funding resources, primarily in the form of grants, to help sustain the mission of the organization and the community it serves.

07/22/02 Crisis Center Offers Help 24 Hours a Day
The access center, located on North Marietta Parkway in Marietta, is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a team of counselors with master’s degrees, and nurses with mental health backgrounds.

06/16/02 Troubled Teens Write Dads Poems for Father's Day
A rehab center in Cobb County celebrated Father's Day in a unique way Friday night as several teenagers, who are attending the center and battling substance abuse, recited poems to their fathers for their love or lack thereof over the years.

06/16/02 Family Battles Years of Drug Addictions
"If we had more places like the Hartman Center that kids can go to, we wouldn't have anywhere near the violence among our teenagers that we have today."

5/24/02 Room Renewal
Four women from the Women's Service Circle of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta have adopted a new baby, and it is about 11 feet long by 11 feet wide.

03/31/02 Easter Gala Sunday
Children in the Mothers Making a Change program enjoyed a special Easter Gala Sunday, complete with new outfits, an egg hunt, Easter Baskets, music and a meal on Sunday.

02/18/02 Local Artist has Creative Solutions for SRSS
With the arrival of this Wisconsin-born artist to SRSS, however, the painting of kiln-fired pottery and the creation of watercolors replaced stuffing envelopes with brochures and fliers.

01/19/02 Operations Manager Honored
Powder Springs resident Lori Morson, winner of the Cobb County Community Services Board's first annual Executive Director's Award, isn't much for public recognition. But she doesn't mind sharing her story, if she thinks it will help others.

12/16/01 Grant Will Aid Disabled With Job Chances
A grant awarded to the Cobb Community Services Board could help local residents with disabilities move beyond putting together widgets to pursuing more meaningful careers.

12/10/01 CSB Reorganizes Transportation System
The Cobb Community Services Board is getting a head start on a state-ordered unified transportation program that will one day provide door-to-door service for more than a dozen county providers under one agency.

10/25/01 CSB gets Labor Department Funds
A $689,040 grant from the U.S. Labor Department will enable 20 residents of Cobb County who have disabilities to pursue training in a high tech field or start their own businesses.

09/18/01 Access Center Offers Help
Do you need someone to talk to? Does everyday life leave you depressed, upset or unable to cope? Do you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health problems? Help is available by telephone.

08/02/01 Putting A Face on Mental Illness
What do you see when you think of the face of mental illness?


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