Brighton Center

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.

Tara Carter Bright Days

I first discovered Bright Days when my oldest son was three months old. We had recently lost his father and I needed to return to work. A day care facility was three blocks over from where I was living. It was close and convenient. After touring the facility I decided to give it a trial run. I was a single mom at the time and never left my son with a stranger so it was nerve wrecking. You don’t know the people that work there or how well they will treat your child.

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Jessica YLD

"I love the community aspect of Brighton Center. There is always someone, in some department that will help me and my family in some way." -Jessica

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Jennifer Brighton Recovery Center

I never envisioned recovery. Every fiber in my body was scared of what’s next and that’s what restricted me from recovering in the past. I couldn’t deal with all the pain I’ve caused from this monster called addiction, I just wanted to be numb. But I did it and if I can do it, anyone can do it.

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Ron Brighton Properties

Meet Ron, a resident at Saratoga Place through Brighton Properties.

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Jennifer Brighton Recovery Center

"I am most proud that I finished something in life. I know that this would have not been possible without Brighton's staff. There is no way to say thank you enough for caring about us when you didn't even know us."
-Jennifer.

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Alex W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Brighton Center's Step Forward program, funded through W.K. Kellogg Foundation, supports mothers and their children to gain opportunities to achieve economic stability. Alex, a Step Forward participant, talks about her success in the program. 

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Stacy

"Finding out about Center for Employment Training completely changed my life because I am finally taking those steps that I always wanted to take." -Stacy

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Katelynn Elliot

"Brighton Center taught me that if I never try, I am never going to get further in life. The fear of failing held me back for a long time, but I didn't use it as an excuse and I kept pushing through." -Katelynn Elliot

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Sheila Bell

Sheila’s mother always told her, “Regardless of what you decide to do in life, your work ethic reflects who you are; if you flip burgers be the very best at it.”

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Susan Embs

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.

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