- Brookings Empowerment Project (BEP) -

We empower, with resources and support, caregivers and individuals with persistent mental illness.

The Brookings Empowerment Project strives to empower caregivers and individuals with persistent mental illness by providing them with resources and support. Empower them while they traverse the highly fragmented and poorly resourced mental health care system in our community. Empower them to re-integrate themselves back into our community when their time is right. Empower them to not suffer or experience the stigma of mental illness.

BEP Caregiver Side 1
BEP Caregiver Side 2


Develop, Organize and Deliver Community Education and Awareness Events

  • Annual Mental Health Forum first week of Oct during Mental Illness Awareness Week                  
  • Public Library Mental Health Book Collection and Recommended Reading list                              
  • Mental Health Awareness presentation to local Faith Communities


Crisis Management

Develop, Organize and Deliver Crisis Support Tools and Resources

Develop an emergency road map of resources and support for Brookings County through partnerships with 211 and the city/county task force on mental illness


Develop, Organize and Deliver Transitional Housing Solutions 

  • Evaluate Needs
  • Develop Partnerships
  • Develop Options for Transitional

Become a volunteer, stay in touch or make a donation. Every bit helps.

Brookings Area United Way Partner
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