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.
Susan Embs found Brighton Center four years ago after she had retired from teaching for thirty years. Knowing she wanted to give back to the community, she began looking for opportunities to help in any way that she could. When a friend introduced her to RSVP, a program for retired individuals, giving back through Brighton Center was an easy decision.Continue reading »
Life was pretty scary after my dad was injured at work and we had no income. We were always trying to budget with the savings we had but it only got us so far. When we found Brighton Center, my family was really struggling financially. Brighton Center helped us get food on the table, get presents during the holidays, and get clothing on our backs.Continue reading »
CET is the first strategic move Linda ever made for herself, by herself.
After growing up in Bakersfield, California, Linda joined the military in 2005 where she served as combat medic in San Antonio at the Brooke Army Medical Center. After three years, Linda received a medical discharge from the Army because of a fractured hip, tibia and ankle.Continue reading »
I first want to apologize. I am so very sorry for wasting so much of your time in the past. I know I haven’t always been the best student and I haven’t always given it my all, but I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I did always have the best of intentions.
Sometimes even the best of intentions can’t keep pace with the challenges and craziness of life; and by all accounts beautiful, tenacious Felicia Johnson has had her fair share of both.Continue reading »
Cristy and James first heard about Every Child Succeeds (ECS) at the doctors office when Cristy found out that she was pregnant. Cristy was aware of Brighton Center but was not familiar with ECS. When she was contacted by ECS staff, she decided to give the program a try.Continue reading »
For the first time in my life, I have a direction and a sense of purpose. I feel capable of reaching my goals and I have a support system to ensure that I do. I’ve made connections here at Homeward Bound that will last a lifetime. My life wasn’t always like this though.Continue reading »