About Us

BRIEF is Building Resilience in Essex Families: A coordinated network of Essex County NY community-based services and supports focused on prevention.

Vision:  All families in Essex County will reach their full potential and achieve wellness. 

Mission: BRIEF will promote a proactive system of care that focuses on education, encourages empowerment, builds resilience, and reduces stigma for all families in Essex County. 


Who is BRIEF?

A growing coalition of service providers, families, and community members
focused on prevention:

Essex County Mental Health*
Essex County Health Department*
Families First*
The Prevention Team*
Essex County Probation
Essex County Community Services Board
Essex County Board of Supervisors
Essex County DSS
Crown Point Central School
Boquet Valley CSD
Adirondack Foundation/Birth to Three Alliance
Essex County Sheriff’s Dept
Essex County Family Court
Mental Health Association
St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers
Youth Advocacy Program (YAP)
Dana Dixon – MIT
Family Peer Representatives
Community members
NYS Office of Mental Health/Angela Keller

(List updated 1/8/21)

*members of BRIEF Executive Committee


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