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
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
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
The Kroger bakery off Roswell
Road near East Lake Parkway and Robinson Road won't
be the same with the retirement of Minnie
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
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
he Cobb-Douglas Community Services Boards are pleased
to announce our association with Cary Griffin and Dave Hammis through
in offering consultation, technical assistance, and
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The Cobb County Community Services Board announces the sponsorship
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Child and Adult Care
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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?