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Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities celebrates the achievements of its latest graduates of its Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth program.

The clubhouse is a place where adolescents, ages 14– 17, can spend their out of school time learning the tools, coping skills, and socialization strategies to keep them safe and drug-free. Youth participate in life skills groups, social outings, educational supports, career development/exploration, and other activities that teach them how to maintain a healthy and sober lifestyle.

The facility is located at 1480 DeLowe Drive Atlanta, GA 30311. The phone number is 404-612-7115. Transportation is provided.

Date: Sept. 29, 2020
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Virtual Broadcast
Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonCountyInfo


SPEAKER BIO
LaTrina R. Foster, LPC (Moderator) is the Director for the Fulton County Government Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities. She has been with the Department since 2008, serving as the Performance and Quality Improvement Manager and Interim Director of Clinical Services.

Shanti Das (Keynote/Featured Speaker) is an accomplished entertainment industry veteran, speaker, author, and Philanthropist. Her foundation Silence the Shame, Inc., has received global awareness in its advancement of minority mental health, broadening awareness & education around mental health and wellness.
Michael Jones (Presenter) is the program director of Fulton County Clubhouse. Michael has over 16 years experience working within the Black community in various capacities, addressing HIV-AIDs and homelessness due to drug addiction and mental illness.

Lynnette Allen (Presenter) is a Program Evaluation Specialist and Opioid Coordinator with Fulton County's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Allen has more than 30 years of experience in the Public Health and Behavioral Health fields, serving in various capacities throughout her tenure with the County.

Alexia Jones (Spoken Word Entertainer) celebrates 25 years in long term recovery the founder of R2ISE Inc. a nonprofit RCO (Recovery Community Organization) in Atlanta Georgia, holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University, and an MBA from Phoenix University.

Cassaundra “ Yo’ Sis ” Bingaman (Spoken Word Entertainer) is an award-winning spoken word artist with a decade of experience with fostered youth. She is currently the Youth Coordinator at R2ISE, Inc.

Unique Dixon (Featured Speaker) is an Atlanta native dedicated to helping shape the world in Substance Abuse Recovery. Ms. Dixon celebrates long-term recovery free from drugs and alcohol since June 2016.

GRADUATE BIOS
Tre’Shon Wilson is a 15-year-old African American male that attends Banneker High School. Tre’Shon enjoys drawing, sports, writing, and working with his hands. Tre’Shon is a caregiver as he enjoys assisting his mother in the care of his younger brother.

Jack Quechol-Tonacatl is an 18-year-old Mexican American that attends North Atlanta High School. Jack's goal is to finish high school and enlists into the United States Air Force. Jack enjoys being the first generation American for his family and experiencing things his parents have not.

Michael Bridges is a 15-year-old African American male that attends North Atlanta High School. Michael's goal is to finish high school and one day owns several barbershops. Michael enjoys visiting different places.