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.
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.Continue reading »
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.Continue reading »
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 »