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 www.worksafeky.com.
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.
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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