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Ben Gordon Center to merge with KishHealth

By Notrhern Star staff | November 11, 2015

The Ben Gordon Center in DeKalb will now be operating under KishHealth Systems as of Nov. 1 due to financial difficulties.KishHealth Systems is an outpatient behavioral health service provider in Sandwich and Sycamore.“Due to approaching challenges...

DeKalb gives 8K to Ben Gordon Center

By Alissa Jacob | May 5, 2014

The city made an agreement with the Ben Gordon Center to give the center’s Discovery House $8,000 for projects for the 2014/2015 year.According to the city’s Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, the fund will help equip the program...

Ben Gordon Center hosted its annual dodgeball fundraiser Saturday

By Maria Ahmad | November 4, 2012

Ben Gordon Center uses a gym class favorite to raise money for mental health and substance abuse programs. The Center’s seventh annual charity dodgeball tournament was held on Saturday with 30 different teams registered to play The tournament was held...

DeKalb in second place in ‘Bully’ premiere online campaign

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | March 25, 2012

Last week, partners of MTV launched an online campaign to encourage community members to vote in a contest which would allow DeKalb to premiere a documentary about bullying. The film, Bully, is an independent documentary that follows the lives of five...

National Depression Screening Day offers support for students

By Thomas Verschelde | October 3, 2011

NIU will hold a depression screening from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center. NIU's Counseling and Student Development Center will host the screening in recognition of National Depression Screening Day. "It...

Active Minds, Ben Gordon Center to offer services and events for Suicide Prevention Week

By Felix Sarver | September 7, 2011

Active Minds and the Ben Gordon Center are offering services and events during National Suicide Prevention Week, which goes through Saturday. The Active Minds chapter at NIU is sponsoring walks at St. Charles and Rockford called "Here for Life!" Saturday...

DeKalb Co. Drug Court receives grant to add 3 positions

By Jessica Wells | September 21, 2010

The DeKalb County Drug Court recently received a federal grant which will be used to add new positions to its staff. Marilyn Stromborg, DeKalb County Drug Court Coordinator, said the $200,000 grant from the Department of Justice will start Oct. 1 and...