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.

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Brighter Tomorrows
10/04/2020

Brighter Tomorrows

All month long we will be focusing on Domestic Violence Awareness!

Tune in to our Facebook on Monday for a special edition of Bright Talk Live, honoring the victims of domestic violence who tragically lost their lives in 2019.

We will also be raising awareness, spreading information, and sharing resources on all our social media platforms. Be sure to like & share to help get the word out!

Finally, mark your calendars for Thursday, October 15th - Purple Out Day! A day we ask supporters to go silent on social media, post a simple purple square, and help raise awareness of domestic violence in our communities!

How are you raising awareness this month? Tag us in all your activities!

All month long we will be focusing on Domestic Violence Awareness! Tune in to our Facebook on Monday for a special editi...
10/03/2020

All month long we will be focusing on Domestic Violence Awareness!

Tune in to our Facebook on Monday for a special edition of Bright Talk Live, honoring the victims of domestic violence who tragically lost their lives in 2019.

We will also be raising awareness, spreading information, and sharing resources on all our social media platforms. Be sure to like & share to help get the word out!

Finally, mark your calendars for Thursday, October 15th - Purple Out Day! A day we ask supporters to go silent on social media, post a simple purple square, and help raise awareness of domestic violence in our communities!

How are you raising awareness this month? Tag us in all your activities!

Join us as we honor Texa victims who have fallen as a result of domestic violence
10/03/2020

Join us as we honor Texa victims who have fallen as a result of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we will be dedicating our Bright Talk Live programs for the month to awareness and information about domestic violence. Join us Monday evening for a special memorial service, honoring the victims of domestic violence who lost their lives in 2019.
#dvam #memorialservice

10/01/2020
Story Time Reading Project: My Many Colored Days

Book Title: My Many Colored Days
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Age Range: Child
Language: English
Theme: emotions/feelings

Thank you to Jim D'Amico from our fantastic community partner, Celanese Corporation, for submitting this video!
If you are interested in filming a video for the Story Time Reading Project, please email [email protected] for a full list of details and suggested books!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we will be dedicating our Bright Talk Live programs for the month to a...
10/01/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we will be dedicating our Bright Talk Live programs for the month to awareness and information about domestic violence. Join us Monday evening for a special memorial service, honoring the victims of domestic violence who lost their lives in 2019.
#dvam #memorialservice

Brighter Tomorrows
10/01/2020

Brighter Tomorrows

Brighter Tomorrows
10/01/2020

Brighter Tomorrows

Prevention education starts early! Hope is happy to be back with our middle school students, along with her Purple Paws ...
09/30/2020

Prevention education starts early! Hope is happy to be back with our middle school students, along with her Purple Paws mask and Charlie the support dog!

09/29/2020
A great reminder from a BT supporter and beautiful survivor.
09/27/2020

A great reminder from a BT supporter and beautiful survivor.

I wrote a poem today about shoes, the shoes I wore when the childhood violations commenced, what I wore as I walked out my “healing” as a little girl, the Nikes that helped me run from predatory people, and my satin flats on our wedding day.

It was a bittersweet, honest exercise, and it reminds me that I have grown and healed, and yet, that little girl in the scuffed, second-hand saddle shoes still stands before you.

I hope that encourages you. You hear in some Christian circles that if you struggle, you’re in sin, and you’re not trusting God enough. Hogwash. You will struggle, and it’s normal. If you’ve been perpetrated against, your struggle is not your fault. The shame does not rest on your shoulders—it is flung upon the body of the one who created the shame in the first place.

Survivors who know Jesus aren’t automatically healed, as if healing journeys were robotic and only one particular way. We all heal as individuals in different ways, on different timelines.

Friend, I am STILL healing. I still trigger. You are normal if you are experiencing the same thing. In fact, that you are means you ARE growing because you are continuing to face that past story. It’s those who are without any emotion or struggle that we need to worry about.

Why? Stuffing works only in the short term. In the long term, it strangles your soul.

Dear Survivor, keep walking. Look down at your shod feet. Take note of your shoes. Whether they be new or old, they are proof that you are alive. You are bucking the trends. You are worthy to take space up on this earth. Next time you put on your shoes, thank Jesus for another day of life. Breathe in today’s autumn air, and don’t despair if you’re not 100% healed. None of us are.

But we keep walking.

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Putting the final moments of yesterday’s tournament together for the virtual awards ceremony. We had a great time everyo...
09/26/2020

Putting the final moments of yesterday’s tournament together for the virtual awards ceremony. We had a great time everyone and thank you for all of your support! What truly brighter days we have ahead!

Brighter Tomorrows's cover photo
09/25/2020

Brighter Tomorrows's cover photo

Our golf prep committee has all your favorite purple swag in honor of domestic violence prevention ready for our golfers...
09/25/2020

Our golf prep committee has all your favorite purple swag in honor of domestic violence prevention ready for our golfers tomorrow!

Thank you to our long time partners in the fight against domestic abuse!
09/24/2020

Thank you to our long time partners in the fight against domestic abuse!

At BT, we are truly committed to the work we do and none show it more than our CEO, Colleen Jamieson. Thank you to the e...
09/23/2020

At BT, we are truly committed to the work we do and none show it more than our CEO, Colleen Jamieson. Thank you to the entire Jamieson Family for your tireless hours, constant support & for sponsoring a hole at The Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament!

Thank you to the honorable men and women of Grand Prairie Police, who serve our community and keep us safe, for your con...
09/22/2020

Thank you to the honorable men and women of Grand Prairie Police, who serve our community and keep us safe, for your continued support in fighting the fight against family violence and sexual assault and for your sponsorship of the tournament!

Whoop Whoop! Our inaugural Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament is sold out! Thank you to our sponsors and players for he...
09/22/2020

Whoop Whoop! Our inaugural Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament is sold out! Thank you to our sponsors and players for helping us to fight domestic violence and sexual assault in our community! See you on the greens! (PS- if you cannot play but would like to support our work, please PM us for ways you can get involved or donate!)

09/22/2020

Having some technical errors with our Bright Talk Live tonight, but we'll be on soon!

Thanks Levesque Family for supporting Brighter Tomorrows & our Brighter Days Ahead Tournament!
09/21/2020

Thanks Levesque Family for supporting Brighter Tomorrows & our Brighter Days Ahead Tournament!

We are going to eat well all because of our Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament Lunch Sponsor! Thank you Nokia-Scientel ...
09/20/2020

We are going to eat well all because of our Brighter Days Ahead Golf Tournament Lunch Sponsor! Thank you Nokia-Scientel Solutions!

More than a quarter of the way there but we need YOUR help! Can we get to $5,000 in donations before 8pm? Please share t...
09/17/2020

More than a quarter of the way there but we need YOUR help! Can we get to $5,000 in donations before 8pm? Please share the importance of Brighter Tomorrows and encourage others to support these very needed services in our community!
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/brighter-tomorrows-inc

09/17/2020
What if Bunny's NOT a Bully?

What if Bunny's NOT a Bully?
Written by Lana Buttton
Illustrated by Christine Battuz
Published by Kids Can Press
Thank you Avani for volunteering with the Story Time Reading Project!
If you are interested in volunteering with this program, email [email protected] for more details.
Join us next Thursday at 4pm for the next Story Time!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! You are truly making a difference in your community!Still need to donate? ...
09/17/2020
Brighter Tomorrows

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! You are truly making a difference in your community!
Still need to donate? Click here:
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/brighter-tomorrows-inc

Brighter Tomorrows' mission is to 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.

09/17/2020
Giving tomorrow on #ntxgivingday means that you are providing help, hope, healing, and a brighter future for victims of ...
09/16/2020

Giving tomorrow on #ntxgivingday means that you are providing help, hope, healing, and a brighter future for victims of domestic and sexual violence across North Texas. No matter the size of your gift tomorrow, the impact will directly affect people in YOUR community. Are you ready to give? Have you spread the word?

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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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I have created a Facebook shopping group where all proceeds go to benefit Brighter Tomorrow's! Please feel free to click and join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/324014455456648/?ref=share
Come Shop to support Brighter Tomorrow's! This link expires Wednesday at noon! All proceeds go to Brighter Tomorrow's! Please text Crystal at 903-408-0681 with your wishlist and any questions!
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