About Brighton Center


To create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment and leadership.


To be an innovative leader that strengthens the vitality of the community and engages people as they work and live to achieve their hopes and dreams.

What We Do

Brighton Center wraps a community of support around individuals and families by tackling the issues that prevent people from becoming self-sufficient, removing the barriers they face, and creating hope so that goals can be achieved and dreams realized. From our modest beginnings in 1966, we have grown to provide a wide range of programs and services which include meeting basic needs, adult and early childhood education, workforce development, substance abuse recovery for women, affordable housing, financial education and counseling, youth services, and neighborhood based programs.

How We Change Lives 

Our comprehensive approach to bundling services and programs allows us to meet the often complex needs of a family. Our approach is based on a philosophy that families become our partners in creating change by sharing their hopes and dreams then setting goals to accomplish them. Self-sufficiency is a constantly evolving process and we have learned that families move through the continuum based not only on their current situation but also their long-term goals. Our Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) model of service provides the structure for bundling services for our customers from three core service areas:  Employment Services, Financial Counseling, and Income Supports. The combination of services working in tandem empowers our customers through increased earnings; reduce expenses, and the knowledge to make appropriate financial decisions that lead to asset building. As an agency, we bundle services based on the individualized needs of those we serve based on their hopes and dreams for the future. 

Who We Serve

In Fiscal Year 2021, Brighton Center impacted the lives of 27,194 individuals from infants to senior citizens through 47 distinct programs and services in the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati area.

Why We Serve

Even the smallest of obstacles can lead to huge barriers in achieving stability. Each and every day we celebrate victories our families achieve as they build a strong foundation for life. We tackle the barriers that lead to a crisis in the first place.

Many of the people who come to Brighton Center have struggles related to:

  • Finding jobs paying a livable wage
  • Affordable housing
  • Quality childcare options
  • Help pursing educational opportunities without taking on more debt
  • Managing their finances.

Where they see an impossible amount of barriers, we see strength and determination and with that, our families start believing again in what they had lost… HOPE!

Our Core Values

  • Everyone has inherent worth and dignity and will be treated with respect.
  • Families and individuals we serve know their situation best and are able to make decisions that affect their lives.
  • We promote strong relationships with families and individuals, partnering with them to build on their strengths and encourage them to be resources to each other and their community.
  • Our dedicated staff are passionate about our mission, embrace growth and leadership, change to best meet customer needs, and are engaged in the life of the community.   
  • Our comprehensive community based services are responsive, innovative, and life changing
  • We are accountable for the high quality and impact of our services.
  • Community-wide leadership and collaboration result in stronger services and an improved quality of life for our region.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and racial equity are imperative to the strength of our organization and community.