The Behavioral Health Outreach and Leadership Development Project (BHOLD) is a three year project funded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health’s Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities project. BHOLD’s goal is to work to create a healthier community in Brooks County that supports resilience, mental health and well-being.
Over the course of the project, the program will develop a Community Collaborative and Stakeholder Advisory Group, consisting of community members. The community will complete a needs assessment of the area, a strategic plan and action plan to implement community identified initiatives. One of the aims of the project is to encourage community members to participate in all stages of the project.
BHOLD Vision is that Brooks County is an educated, prosperous, strong, healthy, and drug-free community.
The mission of BHOLD is to support, advocate and guide Brooks community residents to be resilient, healthy, drug-free and educated through continued collaboration with other agencies.
Teamwork, Leadership, Inclusive, Accountable, Service, and Success
Needs, Experiences & Wants Survey Results
Brooks County residents were surveyed to assess the existing needs within the community. 816 residents responded to the surveys. Of those surveyed, 55% were Spanish speakers.