Rob Maynard

Mental Health In The African American Community

Nov 8, 2014
Carla Hill

Carolyn McKenzie started the non-profit group Mental Health In The African American Community/MHAAC in the aftermath of a horrible tragedy in which her favorite niece stabbed McKenzie and then killed herself.  McKenzie came to realize that the stereotypes and denial about mental health issues in the community were costing lives and ruining families.  She decided to do something to try to make a difference.

Join Rob Maynard on The WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as he is joined by Kamila Washington, founder of Kamileon's Kloset.

Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead's Community Honors Program selects key Atlanta-area organizations making a positive difference in the community.  The current honoree is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Founded in 1979, ACFB procures more than 50 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.

Fulton Focus on WCLK is a joint production of WCLK Public Affairs and Fulton County Government Communications.  The October edition of Fulton Focus includes trenchant discussions about early and election day voting, the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library e-Campus online learning program, and Halloween safety tips from the Fulton County Police Department.

WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories.  When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Charles  Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.

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