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WeARE's Mission

Mission: to provide and promote comprehensive reproductive healthcare and education for youth and young adults and the underserved in the Brainerd Lakes Area. 

WeARE’s Vision for the Future

This is what we envision for the future through our mission and work. 

Our vision is that everyone in the Brainerd Lakes Area has access to accurate, affirming, and evidence-based reproductive education and healthcare regardless of race, class, gender, religion, age, or sexual orientation. Through community collaboration and led by compassionate healthcare professionals, all people living in the Brainerd Lakes Area are empowered to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

Our Values

These are the values that guide WeARE’s mission and vision.


We provide inclusive, relevant, evidence-based information and services by highly qualified staff and volunteers. We are committed to constantly learning and evolving as an organization to be able to provide the highest quality and most inclusive care for our community as possible.  


We listen to the diverse voices of those we serve, encourage their input, and honor personal reproductive health care decisions so that all may be heard and seen.  


We conduct our business in an honest, transparent, and ethical fashion while upholding the privacy, safety and diversity of every individual served. We are accountable to our community and each other for the quality of our work. 


Through collaboration, we create comprehensive community-wide support for inclusive reproductive healthcare and education. We value and respect the diversity of our region and all of its people. We understand the uniqueness of each individual and strive to provide care and education that is gender-affirming, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. 

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