Thanks to supporters like you, proceeds from HeARTS in Healing directly benefit patients and families at Avera Behavioral Health Center through the Art in Healing Program and patient/family navigation services. Thank you to our artists, sponsors, event attendees for making gifts to support the health and well-being of the local community.

Art in Healing

Avera Behavioral Health Center provides excellent care through passionate staff, state-of-the-art facilities and the latest treatment methods. Our dedication to guiding the future of behavioral health care has led to innovative treatment methods including the use of art for healing purposes. Below are some stories from patients who have directly benefited from your gifts!

"I cannot believe the difference in our son. You helped me find the child I knew was in there. He smiles easily, jokes around, is playful and doing well in school. He’s improved so much since hospitalization. Thank you to the staff for the care provided to our son and family."


"All of the Avera Behavioral Health staff was absolutely supportive, uplifting and positive and I commend the entire staff for what they do. I believe they are all good and faithful servants. They truly are God's mission that has come to help us when we cannot help ourselves. I got a lot out of this stay and can’t thank you all enough. Everyone deserves a thumbs up!"


"The nurses and techs literally went above and beyond the call of duty and never invalidated me or my feelings and condition. They were great. I didn't think they could teach me much, but they did! I learned a lot that will stay with me always."



For questions, please call the Avera Foundation at 605-322-8900 or email 

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.