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Cincinnati Bell Employees Volunteer to Repair and Beautify Brighton Center's Homeward Bound Teen Shelter
[Newport, KY, May 6, 2019] – Over the next several weeks, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound Shelter will receive repairs and beautification thanks to employees at Cincinnati Bell.
Volunteers from Cincinnati Bell will be at the shelter Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Monday, May 6 through at least Friday, May 17. Additional dates will be added as needed until projects are complete.
Up to 100 volunteers will work on painting all rooms within the 9,122 square foot building; patching plaster; painting, replacing or repairing trim; adding new tile in all youth dorms; replacing the flooring in visitor and intake rooms; adding new light fixtures, and giving the over 100-year-old building a cheerful refresh.
Homeward Bound Shelter is Northern Kentucky’s only 24-hour emergency shelter location for teens ages 11-17. Located in Covington, KY, the shelter provides a safe environment and short-term services for runaway, homeless, abused, neglected, and dependent youth.
This project will ensure that all runaway and homeless youth have a warm and inviting environment to call home while they receive support in transitioning to the next step in their life. Homeward Bound provides the teens with dorm-style living to create the atmosphere of a home.
“I was introduced to Kate Arthur, Community & Youth Services Director at Brighton Center, by a mutual acquaintance and as we continued speaking, I saw her excitement for Homeward Bound's mission,” says Chris Neises, Cincinnati Bell's Vice President of Contact Center Operations. "It hit me that I wanted to be a part of this mission and, as a resident of Northern Kentucky, I wanted to make a difference in my area. I asked Kate what we could do to help and she mentioned that anything would be appreciated, but building repair and beautification was at the top of the list. I knew our Cincinnati Bell team had the skills and, more importantly, the desire to give back. Volunteering is a major part of the culture at Cincinnati Bell.”
During Brighton Center’s last fiscal year, 370 homeless and runaway youth received crisis services through Homeward Bound and 84 were served residentially.
CINCINNATI – Tammy Weidinger, President & CEO of Northern Kentucky’s nonprofit Brighton Center, has recently been elected to The Health Collaborative (THC) Board of Directors. Ms. Weidinger will serve in a Community/Consumer stakeholder capacity for a two-year term ending in December of 2020.Continue reading »
On Wednesday, March 27th the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recognized local business through its Business IMPACT Awards and Brighton Center was honored to be recognized with the Community Champions award. The awards recognized businesses impacting the NKY community through innovation, creativity, strong business practices, and leadership. Thank you Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and everyone in the community who makes it possible for us to continue our mission of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency.
Brighton Center will use new grant to help displaced workers prepare for skilled positions in healthcare, technology
(March 13, 2019) The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative (Bridges) to help connect unemployed and underemployed people in the greater Cincinnati area to quality jobs in growth industries.Continue reading »
On Friday, March 8, Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul and his wife Kelley made a stop to visit Brighton Recovery Center for Women.Continue reading »
Brighton Center’s Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program recently received a grant award of $25,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to increase capacity for providing Case Management services. The funds will provide an integrated service delivery model, work holistically with families, and connect them to services needed to be successful.Continue reading »
We, along with all United Way-funded programs, will receive a 20% cut in our allocation starting January 1, 2019. For Brighton Center, that means we must deal with a $263,000 shortfall to start the New Year. We did get an indication in mid-November that allocations would more than likely be reduced by 15-20%, but now the news is official. We will still be allocated $1,052,000 for our programs in 2019. All allocations are posted on United Way’s website. We are grateful for United Ways continued support of our programs and will continue to do amazing work with their investment.