Success Stories

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.

Rita’s Journey

Brighton Recovery Center (BRC) taught me to love myself again. They showed me that I am worth so much more than I thought I was. On June 15th, 2018, I entered BRC after I was ordered to be there by the Department of Corrections. Initially, I did not want to be there. It was only after hearing that a close friend had passed from an overdose that I felt like I needed to be there. I had to change for myself. From that day forward, I started working on the steps to fight addiction. 

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Terrie’s Journey

My life now is beautiful beyond measure. Brighton Center showed me the path there. If it wasn't for Brighton Center, there is no doubt in my mind I would not be alive today.

Addiction ruined my life. I was born into a long line of substance abuse. My mother left when I was two due to addiction, and my father was never around because he was an alcoholic. My grandmother raised me, and we had limited resources. 

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Alea’s Journey

I learned about Northern Kentucky Scholar House through a close friend who completed the program a few years prior. She shared with me her story and how much support she received, which inspired me to want to be a part of it. She knew I wanted to return to school, but I needed help like she did. Being a single mother trying to work and support myself and my children is very tough, to say the least. Having Early Scholars Child Development Center on-site felt like home because it was on the property, which brought me more security as a mother. Because of this, I was truly able to build relationships with the teachers and staff. 

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Eliana’s Journey

Brighton Center is always there for me. The Every Child Succeeds program helped me raise my kids into who they are today. 

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Whitney’s Journey

In just one year, I went from being abruptly told I needed to relocate due to my apartment complex being sold to owning my own home, all thanks to the support of Brighton Center. The Financial Wellness services Brighton Center offers taught me everything I needed in order to become financially stable. Brighton Center has allowed me to begin my life again. 

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Jack’s Journey

Brighton Center is home. Saratoga Place Apartments has become my second family. They are always there for me, and I am there for them.  

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Natasha’s Journey

I am no longer a single high school mother statistic. Brighton Center showed me that I was much stronger and more deserving than I ever knew I was. They helped me build the path toward the career, family, and life that I wanted. 

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Kylie’s Journey

From sharing a bedroom to having my own living space, Brighton Center’s Opportunity House has let me truly bring out who I am. This program has opened up so many doors that I could never have dreamed. In just a year, I have learned so many skills for my future education and career. Opportunity House has shown me who I want to be. 

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I graduated high school in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. I was homeless and staying with my best friend while taking a few years off of school. I didn’t know what to do with my life, but I remembered how much Brighton Center helped me in high school during a rough time after my father passed away, and I reached back out to the staff and connected with Street Outreach. That’s when I learned about Center for Employment Training (CET), and it seemed like a good fit because I was looking to further my education and get my life back on track. 

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I was just out of high school with a new husband, a new baby, and new college courses when I started taking pills to cope with the stress and to handle my feelings. Another baby and more difficult courses and my substance use progressed. For 10 years, I wanted to get treatment. I kept saying that I was going to go, but I didn’t. I was afraid of the unknown and afraid of not being in control. When I was arrested two years ago, they asked me if I wanted jail or treatment, and I chose treatment. I came to Brighton Recovery Center for Women on October 1, 2021. 

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