COVID-19 Response

 

 

In response to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: Brighton Center is committed to providing essential services to the community. The health and safety of our staff, customers, volunteers, and community is of the utmost importance as we navigate the current COVID-19 outbreak while continuing to deliver services. We will continue to carefully monitor guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and the State of Kentucky on a continuous basis to determine appropriate courses of action, as we are needed now more than ever. Since March 2nd, Brighton Center has followed the safety practices put forward by the CDC www.cdc.gov/covid19 and continues to do so. 

Please see our comprehensive statement of changes to services, delivery of services, resources, and any cancellations as they become available. We continue to remain committed to serving the community and will adapt and tailor our services to meet the immediate and critical needs of families during these unprecedented times, as we have for over 50 years.

How You Can Help

We want to be responsive to individuals and families who need our essential services or are experiencing economic hardships due to this outbreak. We are already seeing an increased need for our services. Brighton Center is looking for monetary donations to purchase food, personal care, and cleaning supplies in bulk to help sustain our daily operations and to support families during this very difficult time. Monetary donations can be made online here.  At this time we are unable to accept food donations, but a monetary contribution will allow us to purchase food at lower costs and get specific high-need items out to families quickly. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here

Visit our Amazon wish list for a current list of items we are in need of. 

It is important that we come together as a community of support to endure these challenging times. If you are interested in learning more about ways you can help, please contact lcopeland@brightoncenter.com.  

Thrifting on Eastern - 2014 Eastern Ave, Covington KY

Thrifting on Eastern is open and accepting donations Wednesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

Items we’re accepting:

  • kitchenwares
  • small appliances
  • toys
  • home décor
  • electronics
  • small furniture
  • fashion accessories
  • in-season new and gently used clothing (preferably on hangers)

Current Program Updates 

Emergency Assistance

Our Emergency Assistance operations have moved to the side of our Family Center building (799 Ann Street, Newport, KY).  We are offering these services next to the Clothing Closet on the corner of 8th St. and Ann St.  Customers can access these services Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, no appointment is necessary.  If you have any questions about these services or delivery options, please call (859) 491-8303 ext. 2300. If you have emergency assistance needs related to clothing, personal care, rent, or utilities, please call (859) 491-8303 ext. 2300 to speak with a Customer Service Specialist.

Additionally, we will be providing USDA Commodities (food) to Campbell County residents Monday-Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, no appointment is necessary.  We are also offering USDA Commodities to Kenton County Residents Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 4:00.
 

Kentucky Career Center (KCC) 

Keeping Kentuckians safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis is of critical importance. After careful consideration and attention to CDC-recommended safety precautions, and in collaboration with other KCC workforce partners, the KCC has decided to restore limited in-person services at all of our NKY locations, by appointment only.  Services provided will include individual career coaching for job seekers, and we will continue to partner with our regional employers to offer Hiring Events, in virtual and “drive-thru” formats. Unemployment assistance will not be available, as our local centers do not have staff who are equipped to address unemployment-related issues.

Job seekers and employers who would like to schedule an appointment with one of our Talent Development Specialists or Business Service Representatives are encouraged to contact us via the following numbers:

For services at KCC-Covington or KCC-Florence, call (859) 292-6666.

For services at CVG (Airport) Career Center, call (859) 767-6952.

For services at KCC-Williamstown, call (859) 428-7519.

For services at KCC-Carrollton, call (502) 662-0319.

For more information about all of our services for job seekers and employers, visit https://nkcareercenter.org/.

For Unemployment Insurance assistance, visit https://kcc.ky.gov/ .


Workforce Development

Center for Employment Training (CET) is still enrolling for all skill divisions (Health Technology Administration and Medical Assisting). If you are interested in enrolling at CET, please contact Jared Mueller at (859) 491-8303 ext. 2202 or jmueller@brightoncenter.com.  

City Futures office is open for in-person services Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday virtually. In order to ensure adequate social distancing, only one customer will be allowed in the office at a time.  If you have any questions please call or text (859) 667-3277 Kionte or email at kearley@brightoncenter.com

Career Bridge is continuing services on-site with our partner companies. For more information contact Rachel Schantz at rschnatz@brightoncenter.com.

Trades to Success, a 3-week, pre-apprenticeship, trade careers exploration program for men, is currently enrolling for the Winter and Spring cohorts, contact Robb Clark if you are interested at rclark@brightoncenter.com


Bright Days Child Development Center & Early Scholars Child Development Center 

Both Bright Days & Early Scholars are currently open while continuing to follow all CDC recommendations, the Governor's order, and the Division of Regulated Child Care.  Our Child Development Centers are actively enrolling new families with children 6 weeks to 12 years. If you have any questions regarding services provided at either location, please call (859) 491-8303 ext. 2027 or email kfrodge@brightoncenter.com

Northern Kentucky Scholar House - CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Northern Kentucky Scholar House provides the support necessary for single parents to earn a post-secondary education degree and achieve gainful employment leading to long-term self-sufficiency. At the same time, their children receive quality child care to help them succeed in school and in life.

Am I eligible for the Northern Kentucky Scholar House Program?

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Are you a single parent with primary custody of their child/children?
  • Are you A full-time student or have been admitted for full-time enrollment in an approved post-secondary institution?
  • Are you willing to attend monthly life skills workshops and meetings to achieve your educational goals resulting in self-sufficiency
  • Are you willing to enroll your Children under the age of 5 in Early Scholars Child Development Center?
  • Are you eligible for Section 8 subsidized housing?
  • Are you interested in achieving long-term self-sufficiency?

Currently accepting applications for eligible tenants. For more information Click Here For Brochure or contact (859) 491-8303 ext. 2801 or email lrankins@brightoncenter.com 
 

Brighton Recovery Center - ACCEPTING REFERRALS 

We continue to serve residents at Brighton Recovery Center for Women. We continue to take referrals and put potential customers on our waiting list.  During this time, residents will not be permitted to attend outside AA meetings and no external volunteers will be able to enter the building in an effort to minimize interactions and to practice social distancing. If you have any questions, please call (859) 282-9390. 

Center Table Catering with a Purpose will continue operating on a delivery basis only.


Youth Leadership Development

We are offering several options for youth in Northern Kentucky to join YLD! We are excited to continue club with our school and community partners, as well as introducing a new virtual community club open to youth not enrolled at a YLD partner school site in Boone, Cambell, and Kenton County. 

We will be offering a mix of virtual and in-person clubs.

Youth Leadership Development will continue to offer in-person and virtual services. Staff will be sharing fun activities and challenges on our various social media accounts as well.  Be sure you or your parent/guardian follow and check daily!

If you have questions, need supplies for activities or anything else let us know! Contact Michelle Bullis at (859) 491-8303 ext. 2410 or mbullis@brightoncenter.com 
 

Homeward Bound Shelter & Street Outreach

Homeward Bound is the only shelter in Northern Kentucky for homeless and runaway youth. Any youth between the ages of 11-22 that is in need of services or support please contact (859) 581-1111. This phone is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Homeward Bound remains open and continues to serve youth in need. 
 

Saratoga Place, Two Rivers, and Austinburg Apartments

No outside guests will be allowed in the building until further notice unless they are providing critical care or essential services to residents.  Additionally, residents are practicing social distancing. 
 

Financial Education Services

We continue to provide one-on-one financial coaching both in-person and virtually, along with offering financial education and homebuyer workshops online.  If you are interested in these services, please contact (859) 491-8303 ext. 2314 or email infofw@brightoncenter.com

 

Additional Information & Resources Below

CDC COVID-19 Information

Kentucky COVID-19 Information

NKY Health Department Inform

Medicare information - telehealth services expanded

Mitch McConnell Coronavirus Updates Portal 

http://www.foc-network.org/covid-19-resources.html (resources are oriented toward the staff of community-based organizations but may be useful to others as well)


Helpful Resources to Weather the Financial Impact

Duke Energy

Spectrum

Cincinnati Bell

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program (LIHEAP) 

T-Mobile $15 a month Keep America Connected promotion