About BEP

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.

Our volunteer group focuses on closing gaps in three areas:

1) Caregiver and Individual Support;

2) Transitional Housing with Supportive Care; and

3) Community Education.

The story of BEP is that we are a Non-profit Action Advocacy Group that grew out of Brookings NAMI, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But our story is more complex than that; it is a collage made from the individual stories of people and families who face the challenge of Mental Illness. Our friends and neighbors, willing to share their names and stories, giving a face to mental illness so that our community might better understand the need, and then work together to break down the stigma of mental illness.

Join Us

Join a committee.

Become involved.

Make a difference.

Bring your friends.

Share your passion.

If you want to know more about us,

  join us the 2nd Monday
of each month on the 2nd floor
of MetaBank
5 PM.


Become a member or make a donation!