Welcome to Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB)

Representing Georgia’s Community Service Boards, the safety net for mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorder services management and delivery in Georgia’s Communities.

GACSB Membership Benchmarking Publications!
Click Here for 2011-2012 Publication
Click Here for 2010-2011 Publication

Click Here for 2010-2011 Brochure
Click Here for 2012-2013 Brochure

            BREAKING NEWS:

"Mental health summit to present cutting-edge research, information." Check out the CrossRoads News Article featuring DeKalb CSB's Clinical Officer Brenda Cibulas

Support Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services on GEORGIA GIVES DAY:

Did you know that DeKalb CSB provides behavioral healthcare and developmental disability services to over 10,000 individuals annually, nearly half of which are uninsured?


With help from supporters like you, we can help to ensure brighter tomorrows for the children and adults that we serve.


Georgia Gives Day is a statewide giving event that takes place on Monday, November 13, 2014.  On this day, thousands of Georgians will donate much needed funding to a nonprofit of their choice.  


Every penny counts when we are giving back to nonprofits that make a difference in our communities.  Visit www.GAgivesday.org and donate $25 to support the Brighter DeKalb Foundation!  You don't have to wait until November 13th to give - donate today!



The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to support the programs of DeKalb Community Service Board.  

GACSB President, Lowell Williamson, and First Lady Sandra Deal pose for a photo shoot during today’s “The Art of Recovery” event hosted by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. 

Think About It Pharmacy Awareness:

Community Service Boards host Recovery Awareness events throughout the month! See the events page here.

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems Introduces New Logo:

Advantage Unveils New Logo

Today, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems officially launched the new Advantage company logo.  The new logo symbolizes everything Advantage stands for: providing support; providing hope; and promoting recovery and fostering independence to those living with behavioral health concerns and developmental disabilities.   

As Northeast Georgia’s largest provider of mental health, addictive disease and developmental disability services, Advantage has developed a safety net of programs that comprehensively provide the necessary supports for individuals and families seeking help.  The new logo conveys a visual illustration of care and support, growth and sustainability, and promises of a brighter tomorrow.

“At Advantage, we take pride in delivering affordable and high quality behavioral health and developmental disability services to those in need.  Through the rebranding process, we hope to reintroduce ourselves to the communities we serve and demonstrate our capacity to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients,” said O. J. Booker, Chief Executive Officer for Advantage. 

Advantage’s previous logo has served the organization for well over a decade.  During that period, Advantage has expanded services and successfully adapted to an ever changing community health environment.  This new logo is part of an organizational wide process to showcase the new and improved methods Advantage is incorporating to provide more comprehensive services in a quicker, more effective, and a more accessible way.

About Advantage: 

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems is a not-for-profit, public health system which provides mental health, addictive disease and developmental disability services to over 12,000 clients per year in 10 Northeast Georgia counties.  Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, Advantage has 350 employees and reported revenue of $23 million.  For more information, visit Advantage’s website at www.advantagebhs.org.

New Horizons Behavioral Health heading towards the future:

We are proud to announce that we are changing our company name from New Horizons Community Service Board to New Horizons Behavioral Health effective September 1, 2014.  The name change is part of a re-branding initiative to better align the company name with its future strategy of providing mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive disease services to the whole community with a behavioral and integrated healthcare approach.
Learn more about New Horizons Behavioral Health & its services

Congratulations to
Highland Rivers Health!
Learn more about th“One Door Polk Network” ProjectHERE

Marietta Daily Journal Releases:

Aiding the ‘least of the least’: Politicians break ground on behavioral health center by Nikki Wiley

Cobb County Board of Health and Community Services Board Chairman Dr. Dan Stephens, left, welcomes Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday to the groundbreaking for a 24-bed stabilization unit health center, to be on County Services Road in Marietta. Advocates say the center will give individuals suffering from addictions and mental illnesses a place for rehabilitation and eliminate burdens on law enforcement. 
Staff/Kelly J. Huff

Article Source Link here.

Additional Images provide by Cobb Community Service Board here.

GACSB Welcomes New Officers:

Learn more here.

Member Services
*CSB Email MUST be used to Register*

Find Help Today

If you or a family member needs access to supports for mental health services, developmental disability, or services for a substance abuse disorder, find the nearest Community Service Board (CSB) that can assist or provide a referral now.

Advocacy & Public Policy

Be directed to information and links on advocating at the grassroots, state or federal levels for community-based mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder.


Find & learn more about present and future events the Association holds. **IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE REGISTER IN THE MEMBERS ONLY "MEMBER SERVICES" BOX ABOVE.**


Save the date for THE EVENT of the year:
GACSB Annual Educational Exchange!
October 20th-22nd, 2013
Learn more here.