40th Anniversary Celebration for nonprofit brings in more than $800,000 Atlanta-based mental health nonprofit CHRIS 180 celebrated its legacy of leadership during its largest fundraiser, The CHRIStal Ball, on August 19. The event raised over $800,000—a record-breaking amount in CHRIS 180’s forty years of service—to support the organization’s programs and resources that provide trauma-informed counseling and wraparound care for children, youth, young adults and families throughout Metro Atlanta. The CHRIStal Ball was held in-person at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and virtually on CHRIS 180’s Facebook and YouTube pages. “We are incredibly grateful and...

40th Anniversary Celebration for nonprofit highlights a legacy of leadership   Atlanta-based mental health nonprofit CHRIS 180 is preparing its largest fundraiser, The CHRIStal Ball, as an in-person & virtual event on Thursday, August 19 at 6:00 P.M. at the Mercedes Benz Stadium and virtually on CHRIS 180’s Facebook & YouTube pages at 7:00 P.M. “The CHRIStal Ball is a pivotal part of our fundraising effort and enables us to power the mental health and wraparound services we provide for the community,” said Kathy Colbenson, LMFT, President and CEO of CHRIS 180. “We’re...

Home for neighborhood matriarch will provide stability for young mothers CHRIS 180, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed holistic health services to children, youth and families, held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the launch of a project to stabilize families on Atlanta’s Westside. CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park neighborhood for Deborah Glover, a 71-year-old woman who has lived in the area for decades, in a shed without water or electricity. Glover connected with CHRIS 180 through its Community Health...

Children are small people with very big emotions. Although they can show you what they are feeling, most children have yet to attach a name to their feelings and have not learned healthy ways of dealing with their emotions. As children grow, they face many challenges and obstacles. Therefore, it is important to promote healthy social and emotional development by helping children identify and name their feelings, and sharing methods to help them cope effectively.   Why should I promote emotional awareness in my child early?  Promoting early emotional awareness helps your child...

Media Contact: Chaundra Luckett Chief Marketing Officer 404-564-3426 Chaundra.Luckett@CHRIS180.org CHRIS 180 Announces New Addition to Board of Directors Nonprofit celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2021 ATLANTA, GA (January 12, 2021) -- CHRIS 180 is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to its board of directors, who will serve over the coming years. They include Lori Chennault, Senior Vice President & Sourcing Officer, Georgia-Pacific, Kimberley Euston, National Business Development Leader - Technology, Media and Telecom Sector, PwC, Deirdra Glover, CEO, Conserte Consulting, Michael Lammons, Partner, KPMG, Marybeth Leamer, Cox Enterprises (Retired), Condace Pressley, Director of Community...

Wish List for Toys and Presents We offer parents in our community the opportunity to shop for presents for their children. Often during the holidays, parents stress about how they will provide a special experience for their kids while also keeping up with the normal bills and expenses. During the pandemic, that’s even more of a concern for many. Nonprofit organizations may help by donating presents to the community, but that can take away the dignity of parents getting to pick out a present themselves for their child. CHRIS 180 makes sure parents and caregivers still have that experience by allowing them...

CHRIS 180’s Drop-In Center for youth facing homelessness, The SPOT, and StoryMuse announce a new event—Shelter & Place: an interactive drive-in storytelling performance—which will take place Friday, July 17 in the parking lot of CHRIS 180’s Center of Excellence located at 1030 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 at 8:30 p.m. Youth & young adults (ages 16-26) who are either currently unhoused or in the process of building their way out of homelessness will be involved in a unique storytelling program the week before this evening. CHRIS 180, whose mission is to heal children,...

CHRIS 180 applauds today’s Supreme Court decision affirming that LGBTQ and transgender people are equal under the law.  Based on Congress’ landmark civil rights bill passed in 1964, the Court recognized that our nation’s anti-discrimination laws apply to all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  This decision helps to relieve the burden placed on so many individuals who experience discrimination because of who they are and who they love.  At CHRIS 180 we know that this is just one step forward in our fight for full equality, and...

I am deeply affected by the recent horrible, racist acts that claimed the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and far too many others in the black community. Over the past few days I’ve spent time thinking about what I want to share, from my heart. I want to acknowledge that in this country, we have a long, sordid history of racism, inequity and injustice. What each of us at CHRIS 180 do, and will continue to do, is acknowledge trauma. Racism, inequity and injustice – both the subtle and blatant...