Project AWARE Partners

We Can’t Do It Alone!

To make a big of a difference in the Greater Ferguson Community, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) needs valuable partnerships with three other organizations in the Greater Saint Louis Community! Our partnerships on Project AWARE are Behavioral Health Response (BHR), Great Circle and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO). Not only do they help us with Project AWARE Youth Mental Health First Aid courses, but they are essential to our data collecting process, advertising and networking with other social service organizations throughout Saint Louis.

Behavioral Health Response (BHR) BHR is an integral component of the Eastern Missouri Community Mental Health Centers’ service delivery system. BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines.
BHR, the community’s behavioral health safety net, ensures compassionate and immediate barrier-free access to behavioral health services.
BHR envisions the world where all people are empowered to receive essential help and support to promote healthy living.

To find out more about BHR, and the ways they support the Eastern Missouri Community visit their website at!

Great Circle

Great Circle is an agency that provides a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families. With specialized programs and highly-trained professionals, they provide hope to those in difficult circumstances throughout Missouri and beyond. As a community partner, Great Circle’s broadest aim is to de-stigmatize behavioral health as a best-in-class behavioral health services option for all children, individuals, and families. They champion change and growth for those who seek our services. And as they help each succeed, they play an integral role in strengthening the fabric of every community we serve.
Great Circle’s values permeate the organization’s culture and are demonstrated by all staff and volunteers.
⋅ Compassion – We build loving, caring and nurturing relationships.
⋅ Diversity – We respect and embrace differences in people.
⋅ Fun – We have a culture that encourages play, creativity, and joy.
⋅ Integrity – We do what we say.
⋅ Mission-Focused – We make all decisions in the best interest of those we serve.
⋅ Professional Excellence – We are accountable for high standards and best practices.
⋅ Stewardship – We take care of our human and natural resources and provide strong oversight of our finances.
⋅ Transparency – We are open and candid through our internal and external communications.
To guide those in circumstances beyond their control through times of struggle, toward a place where they can thrive. And to equip and empower them with tools and support they need to get there.

To find out more about Great Circle, and the ways they support the Eastern Missouri Community visit their website at!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO) serves a wide variety of children and families facing various levels of adversity. They foster an environment that encourages and supports our Littles’ success for a long-lasting impact.
To ensure that children grow up with love, hope, and opportunity.
Core Values and Beliefs
We put young people first and always act in their best interest.
We are accountable, adaptable and determined; holding ourselves to the highest standards, focusing on impact and leading in innovation.
We welcome everyone and build trusting and enduring relationships among all.
And because the future of our region and country rests squarely on the shoulders of youth today, we act boldly.

To find out more about BBBSEM, and the ways they support the Eastern Missouri Community visit their website at!