Brighter Tomorrows

Brighter Tomorrows Our mission: To empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing emergency safe shelter, transitional housing, support services, and partnering with stakeholders to raise awareness of domestic violence in our community.
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Brighter Tomorrows provides continuous coverage in a 24 hour emergency shelter for women and their children who are fleeing abusive environments. The agency provides case management services, safety plans, and information and referrals that will present them with new options for living a live free of abuse. Life skills, budgeting, and job search strategies are taught so clients can acquire the skills needed to become self-sufficient and independent of their abuser. Also offered are referrals for food stamps, medical and dental care, and employment. The Women’s Outreach Center offers counseling services to families, women, and children for agency clients and non-residents alike since the effects of abuse can linger long after they have left our shelters. Crisis intervention and counseling help the client move beyond abuse. In the two-year transitional housing program, clients are given the opportunity to establish financial independence.

Domestic violence takes many forms, not just physical. If you start to see financial red flags, it may be a good idea to...
07/15/2020

Domestic violence takes many forms, not just physical. If you start to see financial red flags, it may be a good idea to seek help. Our advocates can help identify red flags & safety plan with you.

Here are some great books we recommend for kids! We have a full list of recommended reading. If you're interested in par...
07/13/2020

Here are some great books we recommend for kids! We have a full list of recommended reading. If you're interested in participating in the Story Time Reading Project, but don't know what to read, simply send us a message and we'll be happy to help! Happy reading! 📚

It's time to have some fun for a great cause! Join us Sept. 25, 2020 for Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament benefiting ...
07/10/2020

It's time to have some fun for a great cause!
Join us Sept. 25, 2020 for Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament benefiting victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Info link in comments. See you on the greens!

Date: Sept. 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am Shotgun Start
Type: Scramble - 4-person teams (individuals welcome)
Sponsorships Available
Lunch, silent auction, snacks, swag bags, course fees, awards ceremony and carts included.
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07/10/2020

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07/10/2020

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Let's talk about coping skills! Coping skills can be used to ground us, comfort us, and soothe anxiety. Whether it is co...
07/08/2020

Let's talk about coping skills! Coping skills can be used to ground us, comfort us, and soothe anxiety. Whether it is coping with general stress or acute trauma, coping skills can be applied by anyone and everyone. The 5 Senses Grounding Technique is particularly helpful for racing thoughts, anxiety, and PTSD flashbacks or traumatic episodes. It helps us connect to the present moment.
We will be talking more about coping skills in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and feel free to drop your favorite coping skills in the comments!

Did you know our resale shops have opened back up? Did you also know that all profits from both stores goes directly to ...
07/06/2020

Did you know our resale shops have opened back up? Did you also know that all profits from both stores goes directly to funding the programs & services that help survivors heal and succeed in life? Stop in to one of our two locations today!

Hoping that everyone is safe this holiday. Here’s to helping everyone live free & without oppression.
07/05/2020

Hoping that everyone is safe this holiday.
Here’s to helping everyone live free & without oppression.

06/26/2020

Talking About Feelings by Jayneen Sanders, Illustrated by Cherie Zamazing, and published by Educate2Empower Publishing.

We are very excited to launch a new community project today - The Story Time Reading Program! This program is designed t...
06/26/2020

We are very excited to launch a new community project today - The Story Time Reading Program! This program is designed to provide virtual access to books on social & emotional wellness, safety, and mental health for children. We invite you, our community members, to join us in this effort by recording videos of yourself reading aloud! Stayed tuned for our first video coming later today on IGTV & Facebook. We will also be launching this program on YouTube in the near future! Are you interested in recording a story, and want more information? Email [email protected] (or send us a DM) and our community advocate, McKenna, will send over all the details and a suggested reading list!

Self care is always important, and we are here to provide a helping hand when you need a little extra support. Need some...
06/25/2020

Self care is always important, and we are here to provide a helping hand when you need a little extra support. Need someone to talk about a crisis in your life? Call our 24/7 hotline (972) 262 8383.

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06/22/2020

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06/12/2020
Brighter Tomorrows Something to Believe In

View our video at https://youtu.be/RzJQ2gAGlUE
A message from Colleen, your Brighter Tomorrows CEO:
Times have been harder lately than ever before. But, at Brighter Tomorrows we have a team that is dedicated and strong and STILL HERE for those families who need us most.
Through these last months, we have been hit hard. We have had to cancel our fundraising events and had to turn away customers at our Thrift stores which provide vital resources and income.

We need your donations to help us get through these times... and they need something to believe in… I know it is you!

Visit Brightertomorrows.net to learn more about what we are doing to help save lives!
Music used with permission.

A message from Colleen, your Brighter Tomorrows CEO: Times have been harder lately than ever before. But, at Brighter Tomorrows we have a team that is dedica...

We are hiring. Please visit https://www.brightertomorrows.net/employment for information about the open full-time positi...
06/02/2020
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We are hiring. Please visit https://www.brightertomorrows.net/employment for information about the open full-time position we have available now.

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For many years, we have had the pleasure of working with our IT partner @Techn-Logic Communications (cyber-security & co...
06/02/2020

For many years, we have had the pleasure of working with our IT partner @Techn-Logic Communications (cyber-security & communication are the utmost concern in our line of work.) Year after year, with need after need, they have stood beside us and supported our work. In a world that seems uncertain and dangerous, we have felt the love and support of Richard Cole @https://www.facebook.com/richard.cole.737 and his team for years. Thank you is not enough, but we thank you all the same for your very generous donation and support during these trying times. http://www.tlcworld.com/

We know these topics can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! While most of our services are designed to help survi...
05/30/2020

We know these topics can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! While most of our services are designed to help survivors of violence, prevention is also important to us & our community. We can all contribute to a safer community!

Thank you QT for making your locations a safe place for teens in danger. Please share.
05/30/2020

Thank you QT for making your locations a safe place for teens in danger. Please share.

**After sharing this on my personal page and a few not knowing about it, I wanted to share here.

🚨This sign is posted at every QuikTrip. A "safe place" sign signifies that, if you are a youth ages 12-17 in any danger (domestic violence, sexual assault, lost children, sex trafficking, any fear for your safety) QuikTrip has a secluded and hidden area you can sit in until help arrives.

Simply go in and tell any employee you are in need of a safe place. They are trained not to tell anyone you are there until the authorities arrive

If you’re in trouble or need help, text the word “SAFE” and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866!

Please share this for those who don't know what these signs mean or how they can get out. You never know what someone is going through, and hopefully you will never need to find a safe place... but if so, now you know.

http://nationalsafeplace.org

#Safe #SafePlace #Know #Teens #Help #QuikTrip

With your help, Brighter Tomorrows is committed to providing survivors with better options than these.
05/29/2020

With your help, Brighter Tomorrows is committed to providing survivors with better options than these.

Summer safety resources! Take a look at some of our education team's favorite online tools for children & parents. Don't...
05/27/2020

Summer safety resources! Take a look at some of our education team's favorite online tools for children & parents. Don't forget, even during remote learning and social distancing, our education team is still offering virtual community programming. For more information, check out https://www.brightertomorrows.net/education-resources

We are so honored to send a special Thank You to United Way for their support during the crisis. Change does not happen ...
05/26/2020

We are so honored to send a special Thank You to United Way for their support during the crisis. Change does not happen alone, thank you for not making us go this alone!

Some folks just never stop caring, or giving. Our friends at City of Grand Prairie have been an integral partner with us...
05/24/2020

Some folks just never stop caring, or giving. Our friends at City of Grand Prairie have been an integral partner with us for years. We thank you for your longstanding support and for fighting for the families in our community! GrandPrairie,Texas
#gratitude #fighttherightfight #endviolence #grandprairieTX

We are heartbroken about this news. Officer Josh was not only an officer we worked with during domestic violence inciden...
05/23/2020

We are heartbroken about this news. Officer Josh was not only an officer we worked with during domestic violence incidents but one whom we saw during many outreach and awareness events. He was the total package- there to serve during the good and the bad moments. Our heart goes out to his family at home and his family at the department. So very sorry for your loss.

The Grand Prairie Police family is hurting once more. Sadly, Last evening, off duty Officer Josh Jefferson was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident.

Those few of you that did not have the opportunity to meet him, you missed out. Those of us that did we feel truly blessed.

In his cowboy boots and cowboy hat, Josh served the citizens with pride and great love for the City and community he worked. Josh never met a stranger. One of his sayings was “let’s make it happen.” While patrolling the community he would always approach a call, situation or observation with a determination to make things better. When GPPD started wearing cowboy hats on duty he knew he was home. Josh was the first to put it on and rarely took his cowboy off.

He told me he loved the look on the bad guy’s face when they realized, they were just chased down on foot, by a fully uniformed Police Officer wearing traditional cowboy boots.

Josh was many things to many people. He helped with and attended many charity events. He was a Police Honor Guard member, a Field Training Officer and a Police Association Board member. Josh met the love of his life at GPPD.

A warrior has gone to rest with the Lord.
Josh’s loving wife and entire family will need much love and support. Josh started his Law Enforcement career and served many years with Arlington PD. Show Josh’s Grand Prairie Police and Arlington Police Family, in this time of loss, how much they are loved and appreciated as well.
Josh you will be greatly missed.

05/22/2020
Remember, we are here all the time. If you are being hurt at home, please reach out to someone.
05/21/2020

Remember, we are here all the time.
If you are being hurt at home, please reach out to someone.

Lockheed Martin's tag line is "Always One Step Ahead." Thank you to the Lockheed Martin Leadership Team who have chosen ...
05/19/2020

Lockheed Martin's tag line is "Always One Step Ahead." Thank you to the Lockheed Martin Leadership Team who have chosen to help us to be one step ahead for our clients! Your support means the world to us and to the victims of violence which your support helps in so many ways. Lockheed Martin MFC #covidstrong #community #ourtribe #endviolence #lovedoesnothurt #support #birghterdaysahead

The Team at Brighter Tomorrows thanks the team and family at The Perot Foundation for their support during Covid19. Than...
05/15/2020

The Team at Brighter Tomorrows thanks the team and family at The Perot Foundation for their support during Covid19. Thank you for reminding us that we are not alone in this fight! Perot Museum Perot Foundation #covidstrong #thankyou #gratitude

Today we honor and thank our very generous friends and partners at Transamerica! Thank you for caring for our clients an...
05/13/2020

Today we honor and thank our very generous friends and partners at Transamerica! Thank you for caring for our clients and their safety during these past weeks! Together we are truly "transforming tomorrow" for members of our North Texas community! Thank you, Transamerica!

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928 Bluebird Dr
Irving, TX
75061-7305

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(972) 262-8383

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Brighter Tomorrows was founded in 1989 as a cooperative effort between the Grand Prairie City Council, Grand Prairie Police Department, Grand Prairie Human Services Coalition, and a group of concerned citizens. We are a well thought out program with a staff that has a passion for assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Over the years, Brighter Tomorrows has sheltered an increasing number of clients from throughout the metroplex. We see clients not only from Dallas and Tarrant counties, but also those fleeing abusive situations in other cities in Texas and around the country. The more we reach out, the more we are aware that there is still work to be done. Domestic and sexual violence knows no economic, cultural or educational boundaries. To combat this epidemic problem, Brighter Tomorrows serves individuals regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or legal status.

Brighter Tomorrows has two emergency safe shelters in Grand Prairie, Texas and Irving, Texas at undisclosed locations. Clients in our shelters are provided with meals, clothing, counseling, support groups, case management, advocacy, safety planning, and referrals as needed. Brighter Tomorrows also offers counseling for adults and children in the community affected by domestic violence or sexual violence. We operate two thrift stores in Desoto and Grand Prairie. All services are free, confidential, and provided in English or Spanish. Our 24-hour hotline is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence or sexual violence situation and has questions about safety or seeking shelter, call our 24 hour hotline at (972) 262-8383. For IMMEDIATE EMERGENCIES, please DIAL 911.

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We cannot thank our generous donors enough for loving the kids that live in shelter with Brighter Tomorrows! Thank you for helping to keep the magic alive at Christmas for those escaping danger. #12DaysofChristmas #Merry #Bright #dvprevention #maketheirworldsafe
Please consider using a documentary I've made to reduce violence, including DV, as a house party fundraiser for Brighter Tomorrows. It's getting great reviews, which you can read at www.onepunchhomicide.com, where you can also see the 87 minute film free. A discussion should follow the viewing. Not only could you accept cash and check donations, but credit card donations too. This could be done by having at least one computer on at the event that would be focused on the Brighter Tomorrows credit card donation page. I would want to be paid $10.00 for using my film at each house party. If you've questions, I'm at [email protected].
I just wanted to share I am now a published author of a book featuring my own domestic violence survivor story, along with 11 other survivors! It is a best selling book series! A best seller on Amazon, Sold on Barnes and Noble.com! I now want to share it with you all locally! You may recognize me from my Fox 4 segment last year, sharing my life story on how I overcame being a childhood domestic violence victim and helping my mom escape her 24 yr abusive marriage to my father! I was on the news because I was selected by The White House administration to attend the very first ever United State Of Women Summit in Washington D.C.! In 3 weeks I head to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the book release banquet. I will be doing press interviews, a book signing, walking a red carpet and sharing my story in front of celebrities! I would love to speak at any churches, women's groups, local women's shelters and anywhere else to share my own story of hope and inspiration! This book includes 11 other survivors sharing their own stories as well! Including former NFL player for the New England Patriots, Kannoris Davis. As well as the daughter of legendary singer James Brown! If you or someone you know would be interested in having me be a guest speaker, do a book signing etc.. please let me know! You can check out my book site at https://survivorbook.ecwid.com You can also pre-order the book there for just $15 🙂 This book is perfect for anyone who is a survivor/victim of any kind of abuse or anyone you may know who went through it! I am silenced no more! 💜
Thanks to the generosity of employees, the Irving Campus Ambassadors were able to present Brighter Tomorrows, a local non-profit organization, with over 20 boxes filled with shoes, purses and clothing. We are so thankful for the opportunity to support local organizations and their commitment to raising awareness of domestic violence. #[email protected] #Ambassadors#PurplePurse
I used to volunteer with this organization. It is a Great place.for Battered women. I give it a Five Star Rating.Text me and will be happy share my story however it is a Sad but Rewarding story and ending. Thank you for reading my story. Bob in Dallas