Sen. Sally Harrell Presents 2024 Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award to Susie Kyle of Clubhouse Atlanta

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Yesterday, at the annual Yellow Rose Ceremony organized by the Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus, Sen. Sally Harrell (D–Atlanta) bestowed the 2024 Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award upon Susie Kyle, the founder of Clubhouse Atlanta.

The Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus, which includes members from both parties and both chambers of the state legislature, honors individuals annually who exhibit exceptional commitment to community service. This tradition, initiated by former Representative Nikki T. Randall, celebrates advocates for women, families, and communities. Sen. Harrell, who co-chairs the caucus, presented the award.

In October 2020, Susie Kyle established Clubhouse Atlanta in Dunwoody, driven by her experiences advocating for her son Bo, who faced chronic mental illness. Clubhouse Atlanta, accredited by Clubhouse International, adheres to 37 rigorous standards. It provides a supportive setting for individuals navigating mental health challenges, promoting recovery, understanding, and self-assurance. This approach yields substantial benefits for both members and the broader community.

Sen. Harrell expressed admiration for Clubhouse Atlanta’s mission: “When I visited Clubhouse Atlanta, I was so impressed with what they do and how their model can give people living with mental illness a sense of community and belonging, ultimately helping keep them out of crisis and out of hospitals. Susie’s work to establish the Clubhouse and her many years of service with the National Association of Mental Illness and other organizations made her an obvious choice for the Nikki T. Randall award.”

Susie Kyle received recognition at the Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Yellow Rose Ceremony and Awards Luncheon, along with an official Privileged Resolution commemorating her extensive service.