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2021-2023 Impact Report

Learn how your donations are shifting the narrative surrounding mental health and creating stronger communities.


Nature Therapy 2023

Immersing ourselves in the great outdoors fosters a sense of connection, resilience, and well-being. We thank Bass Pro Shops for generously funding our Nature Therapy program in partnership with 37 North Expeditions! In 2023, we provided 12 nature therapy trips for 92 youth, adults, and dedicated staff from across Burrell's programs to help cultivate a brighter future. for the youth we serve. The excursions throughout the Ozarks help individuals learn how to practice self-care, manage stress, remove distractions, enhance self-esteem and create connections. This program will continue in 2024.

CoMoGives 2022

During the 2022 CoMoGives Campaign, we are raising funds for our Infant, Mother Prenatal Assessment Recovery Team Program (IMPART). This program is for new mothers who are struggling with mental health and substance use concerns. It is designed to support local moms in their recovery journey and provide tools for mental health sustainability. We believe healthy moms lead to healthy families and keeping families together is critical for healthy communities. $50 could provide a mother with diapers and wipes for one week. $100 could provide one car seat to a mom so that she can attend IMPART program classes with her child.

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CoMoGives 2021

The Burrell Foundation participated in the 2021 COMO Gives campaign. This month-long campaign was geared to help us raise funds to support our planned Behavioral Crisis Center (BCC) in Columbia, MO. This 24/7/365 facility is designed for those experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis. Because of the generosity of the community, we surpassed our goal of $10,000, and raised more than $13,000 for this important cause!


Burrell Remembers

On May 7, 2021, the Burrell Foundation and Burrell Behavioral Health held the inaugural Burrell Remembers event, commemorating Mental Health Month and National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. More than 250 community members joined us around Schaible Lake on the beautiful grounds of Burrell's main campus in Springfield for music, food, games, and children's activities aimed at promoting and starting conversations about mental health. The evening culminated with a poignant water lantern vigil, in which attendees were invited to float landers in remembrance or in honor of someone who has died of or is living with a mental illness.

Thank you to our sponsors: Netsmart Technologies, Andy's Frozen Custard, Neighbor's Mill, Headline Productions, Elite Promotions, Starbucks, Lance Garrison Aerials, and Geezer!

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Give Ozarks Day

In March, the Burrell Foundation introduced itself to the community by participating in Give Ozarks Day, a region-wide day of giving organized by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. In the 12-hour giving period, Burrell raised $12,352.63 to help completely renovate an outdoor activity area at our Cherry Street Youth Center for adolescents and teens in substance-use recovery services. Supplemented by in-kind donations from Advanced Exercise, Hood-Rich Architecture, Storee Construction Co., and Carson's Nurseries, this new space will change the way our kids relax and exercise following long days of group and individual services. We couldn't be more grateful to our donors and all of our partners who helped make Give Ozarks Day a HUGE success.

Contact the Burrell Foundation

The Burrell Foundation exists to support the advancement of mental health and inspire hope in communities through connection, advocacy and philanthropy. Are you interested in furthering the cause of behavioral health through donations or a corporate sponsorship? Please email us today or call 833-761-GIVE!

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