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.
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 »
Like many young people, I was unsure about what career path I wanted to follow in the future. I felt like I did not have a sense of what I was doing in my life. At 25, I was still living at home which caused some strain. This stress pushed me to go from job to job in hopes of landing one that I would love. However, I was not fulfilled with where I was in life and that’s when I was connected to Center for Employment Training (CET) through the Kentucky Career Center.Continue reading »
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Donald is a Rapid Rehousing customer. He has been stably housed since September of 2018. He has been through so much, battling homelessness, addiction, mental health, being unemployed to being underemployed. Through our Rapid Re-Housing program, Donald and his partner were able to get connected to stable, affordable housing which was the first step in allowing them to continue on their path to reaching their hopes and dreams.
Where do you want to be in five years is one of the hardest questions to answer for most. This question was especially daunting for me when I was dealing with housing instability and relying on family for support and just trying to make it one day at a time. That was my reality five years ago. I had the potential for an amazing future for myself and my daughter, Carmen. My only dilemma between the barriers I was facing and reaching my goals was “how”?Continue reading »
Maria Tenjo, a Home Visitor with our Every Child Succeeds (ECS) program, utilizes her Spanish speaking skill set to serve the Latino community, supporting them in parenting, building community, and reaching self-sufficiency. ECS is a long-term parenting support program that supports families from pregnancy through infancy.Continue reading »
Stephanie was a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) who was considering her next career steps when she learned about Center for Employment Training’s Medical Assisting program in 2018. Although she loved her job, the work was physical and was beginning to take a toll on her body. Stephanie had always been interested in furthering her education in the medical field but the responsibility of caring for her family prevented her from following her dreams.Continue reading »