Nak Union Union Behavioral Health Enhancement Program began in 2009 as a response to a need noticed by a young rental property owner, and in response to requests for assistance from families in the community.  There seemed to be an alarming amount of issues related to addiction and housing.  As a way of dealing with the problem, our founder decided to develop some residences that would specifically meet the needs of this population of struggling people.

Growing up with a loving and supportive mother that fed starving people regularly, it seemed only befitting to name the program after her.  N.A.K. are her initials.  In 2009, after several years of development the first 2 recovery residences for men opened in the North Atlanta area.  Later that same year, the first female residence opened in the North Atlanta area.  A three-quarter residence opened in the South end of Atlanta in early 2011. 

Job Descriptions

  • President – Nak Sylla Kake
  • President – Behavioral Services- Fred V.
  • Vice President – Client Relations – Bruce Jarvis
  • Lead Case Manager/ Project – Kevin Hall
  • Director of Admissions and Outreach – Michael D.
  • Case manager – Antoinette Lyons
  • Book Keep – Dawn Fischer
  • Volunteers

The President

Oversee Nak Union Union Behavioral Health to include managing personnel, establishing policies and procedures, maintaining computer systems and databases, allocating budgets, and tracking accounts. Mr. Kake holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration (Phoenix University) and a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems (Boston University).

Mr. Vern and Mr. Jarvis are both Vietnam vets. They both have a long history serving the VA and managing veterans in various capacities.

Project Director, Lead Case Manager- Kevin Hall: Responsible for client behavioral and substance abuse evaluation and counseling.  Closely supervises full and part time pre and post-release counseling staff. Mr. Hall holds a Master in Public Administration from Americus University.

Director of Admissions and Outreach– Michael D. Interacts with community organizations by electronic means or in personal meetings as needed.  He acts as liaison when necessary with legislative staff and regulatory agencies. Mr. D. is also responsible for all pre-screening activities and the initial drug screening.

Full-Time Case Manager – Antoinette Lyons – Monitor mental health and well being of clients.  Conduct interviews with pre-release inmates as part of the process of identifying suitable candidates.  Counsel clients as needed for substance abuse or other issues.  Refer clients for more intensive or specialized therapy as dictated by client need, Conduct drug testing, assessments, develop Individual Service Plan, dispense medications, and support life skills and case management activities.

Dawn Fisher – Book keeper – Mrs Fischer is a freelance book keeper that maintains the books of Nak Union Union Behavioral Health. Her clientele is composed of Attorneys, Investors and small business owners.

Group of Volunteers The group of volunteers help out the organization based on the needs when warranted, ranging from simple tasks such as cleaning, answering the phone, community services, cold calls, helping other organizations, making donations onNak Union Union Behavioral Health behalf, marketing/promotion and many more other services.

Individuals filling these positions include:

Note: Resumes included in Section I of this application.

  • President – Nak Sylla Kake
  • President – Behavioral Services- Fred V.
  • Vice President – Client Relations – Bruce Jarvis
  • Lead Case Manager/ Project – Kevin Hall
  • Director of Admissions and Outreach – Michael D.
  • Case manager – Antoinette Lyons
  • Book Keep – Dawn Fischer
  • Volunteers

Staff is qualified to serve the population of focus and is familiar with their culture and language

Nak Union Union Behavioral Health drug recovery staff has many years of applicable experience with the target population. The Lead Case Manager and Project Director, Kevin Hall, worked with a Salvation Army Re-entry Program, in terms of the following objectives:

  • Reporting to Parole Officer
  • Obtain Birth Certificate
  • Obtain Appropriate Identification Card
  • Obtain Social Security Number C
  • Address disabilities through VAB
  • Facilitate Resume and Bonding Information from Department of Labor
  • Support Job Search and Job Training
  • Access Veterans Administration Compensated Work Therapy Program
  • Facilitate Move to Transitional Housing

As the Supervisor of the Salvation Army Special Needs program, supports HIV/AIDS Residents with:

  • Accessing health provider
  • Maintaining physical stability
  • Assisting with disability claims
  • Accessing affordable housing
  • Follow-up with patients after departure