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December 03, 2018

Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) recognized Brighton Center for its commitment to workplace safety by presenting the organization with the 2018 KEMI Destiny Award.

The Destiny Awards are presented annually by KEMI to policyholders that best exemplify KEMI's motto, "Control your own destiny." The awards symbolize what can be accomplished when organizations work together to improve workplace safety. Policyholders who earn the KEMI Destiny Award effectively demonstrate to KEMI their ability to manage a formal safety program, provide on-site training and regular safety meetings for employees, and display an ongoing commitment to safety from all levels throughout their organizations.

 “We are proud to honor these twenty organizations and highlight their commitment to workplace safety,” said Jon Stewart, President & CEO of KEMI. “Earning the KEMI Destiny Award requires a clear focus, teamwork, and a management philosophy that truly values the wellbeing of employees.”

This is the second consecutive year Brighton Center has received this honor.

“Brighton Center’s culture is surrounded by safety,” said June Miller, Chief Financial Officer for Brighton Center. “We are committed to ensuring that our operations ensure the health and safety of our employees, visitors, and customers. We train our employees that it is everyone’s responsibility to maintain an environment that promotes health and safety and we’ve seen tremendous decreases in claim numbers in recent years because of our proactive efforts.”

To learn more about the KEMI Destiny Award or to access free workplace safety resources, visit

Boone County Community Development Block Grant Supports Recovery Center

November 11, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 24, 2018) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has approved funding for a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help cover operational costs at the Brighton Recovery Center. The facility is a long-term recovery center for women dealing with substance abuse and addiction. 

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Brighton Center Street Outreach Program

November 02, 2018

Brighton Center was recently awarded the Street Outreach Program Grant from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau. Street Outreach will provide aggressive street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons.

This will include outreach, prevention, individualized assessment, service linkages, case planning and follow-up for youth. The program will be located in our RHSY Homeward Bound Shelter at 13 East 20th Street in Covington, Kentucky, the largest urban city in Northern Kentucky (NKY) with the second highest number of homeless youth in the state.  

Street Outreach will provide support services during the 3 year project period and will assist 250 youth per year (750 in 3 years) and inform 1,800 individuals per year (5,400 in 3 years) about our services. 

STEPS to Success by Soapbox Media

November 01, 2018

Brighton Center was selected by 2GenACT coordinated by The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group in collaboration with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Aspen Ascend to host the first blended site visit of this kind nationally. On October 24-26, teams from around the nation came together to learn how they can implement 2Gen strategies at their organizations.

“It’s about starting by building on the strengths of families, rather than their weaknesses,” says Melissa Hall Sommer, senior director for Family Economic Success at Northern Kentucky’s Brighton Center, Inc. “When you look at it from that perspective, it changes how you proceed. It makes you ask, ‘How do you then sustain those elements (that are working)?’"

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Matter of Balance

October 28, 2018

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was awarded a grant over the next 3 years for “Matter of Balance". Matter of Balance is an evidence-based exercise program for older adults that consisted of 8 sessions held from 10–12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays to train the residents how the class is structured.

Eventually, this class will be rolled out to all Brighton Center senior buildings and then to the community.

"When I first started the program, I would sit on the side of my bed saying 'Get up Diane! Do it' and I come down and after a few sessions, I would feel so invigorated. I was ready to take on my day!" Diane, Two Rivers Resident.



Brighton Center Hosting National 2Gen Peer Learning Site Visit

October 26, 2018

Brighton Center will showcase its innovative approach to advancing a two-generation strategy to create opportunities for whole families to reach self-sufficiency at a national peer-learning site visit from Wednesday October 24 through Friday October 26.

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The 2018 DAV Stand Down

October 11, 2018

The homeless veterans Stand Down event was held at the DAV National Headquarters on Friday, October 5, 2018.  This annual event helps to connect veterans and their families with medical services, benefit information, referrals to social service agencies, legal assistance, housing and financial assistance, and other community resources.

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