Brighton Center at its very core is a community based agency. The people in our community and their needs are the driving force behind the work we do. Trends and fads will come and go, but Brighton Center will always provide services the community needs and wants. Every day, Brighton Center works to engage all members of the community from young children to seniors so that real change can become reality. Every one of them has a story worth sharing... the following are just a few.
When we think about being a pre-teen or “tween” as some say, we think of being worried about having the latest tech, or what to wear to school the next day, or maybe just when the next day with no homework is. Unfortunately for me, I did not have the stereotypical struggles we think about at the age of 13.Continue reading »
When I first found Brighton Center I was working third shift, sometimes 12 hour days and had an inconsistent schedule at a nursing home. I was not being paid enough to make ends meet, and the job was very stressful. I was driving two hours every day, between getting my son to daycare, my daughter to school, myself to work, and then back to pick them up by the end of the day. I was exhausted and feeling stuck. I learned about Center for Employment Training (CET) and a weight was lifted, but how was I going to make it work?Continue reading »
I am originally from a small town in Western Kentucky, and I never would have thought I would end up relocating to Northern Kentucky. About two years ago I was involved in a wreck. I was under the influence of meth, fell asleep at the wheel, and flipped my vehicle over a guard rail and into a creek.Continue reading »
My name is Brooke, my daughter’s name is Jayla, and this is our story. We moved into Northern Kentucky Scholar House in 2017 after I heard about the program from a friend who told me great things about it. My daughter was about six months old, and the school semester had just started. I was working full-time, going to school full-time, raising my daughter, and living at my mom’s house, all while trying to keep my sanity. It was extremely hard.Continue reading »
My journey with Brighton Center started over three years ago with the dream of owning a home. I was referred by a friend to Brighton Center and started working with staff within Financial Wellness to learn what it would take to make the dream of homeownership a reality for my family.Continue reading »
My name is Kelsie and today my life is nothing like what it used to be. I struggled with addiction for many years and after being at five different treatment centers in five years, it felt like nothing was going to work. While at the last treatment center I was in, I had full intentions of running away. I had a plan and someone who was going to get me, and told my family I was leaving and they would never see me again. For some reason, in that moment, something came over me and I decided to give it a real shot and stay. Something in me finally clicked. It couldn’t be forced, it just happened. I was not someone you wanted to meet, I was hurting everyone around me, and stealing from those who cared about me.Continue reading »