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Bright Spaces: Serving Children in Crisis, Wherever They Are

August 21, 2019

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces When Bright Spaces started 20 years ago, our mission was to serve homeless children and provide a safe place for them to experience their childhood.  Today, we still serve children experiencing trauma like homelessness, but the settings we find them in are as varied as the circumstances …Read More

New Bright Space Opens in Novato, CA

Welcome to our new Bright Space, the “Skippy” Phyllis Wirth Bright Space at Homeward Bounds’ Oma Village, in Novato, CA. Oma Village provides a stable housing environment, case management, counseling, and community resources for families who are working to overcome homelessness. This Bright Spaces is dedicated to “Skippy,” a Marin Day Schools/Bright Horizons legend who …Read More

Bright Space® Opens in Royal Palm Beach, FL

August 14, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new Bright Space in Royal Palm Beach, FL, for Grandma’s Place. Grandma’s Place is an emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, but it also provides a Family Support Program for caregivers of young children, 12 and …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in Chicago

August 13, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space at Maryville St. Monica Moms in Recovery Program. This is a residential program for pregnant and parenting mothers with children up to age 10 to receive individual and group therapy treatment for addiction. This Bright Space is a family room style room, and …Read More

Two New Bright Spaces® Open in Chicago at Casa Central

July 31, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of two new Bright Spaces in Chicago for Casa Central Violence Prevention and Intervention Program. These spaces will be used by clinicians to work with young children who have been impacted by violence in their homes or community. These Bright Spaces were created using the grant Division Vice …Read More

Two Bright Spaces® Open in San Diego at Father Joe’s Village

July 23, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of two new Bright Spaces in San Diego for Father Joe’s Village. One Bright Space is located at the Therapeutic Children’s Center, which helps children get a second chance at a successful start. These children may otherwise be overlooked due to unaddressed trauma, developmental delays, behavioral issues, and …Read More

Greenman Gift Grant Awarded on Jim’s Birthday (July 19th) to Broomfield Agency Bal Swan

July 19, 2019

Bal Swan Children’s Center in Broomfield Receives $35,000 Greenman Gift Grant from Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® The Bal Swan Children’s Center will receive a Greenman Gift grant to transform their gym into a modern space that can serve as an oasis for motor and sensory activities that support children of all abilities. “We are …Read More

How Teachers Can Help Children Who Have Experienced Trauma as Refugees

July 16, 2019

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces The devastating news of the conditions for children at the border with Mexico is heart wrenching and devastating to those of us who hold our vulnerable children who are the next generation close to our hearts. As these children are relocated across the U.S., many care providers, …Read More

New Outdoor Bright Space Opens at New Moms in Chicago

July 9, 2019

Welcome to our new outdoor Bright Space in Chicago! The Bright Space, located at New Moms, is our 3rd Bright Space with the agency since 2013, including 3 indoor play spaces and a playground at their original location. New Moms offers housing, job training, and family support for young moms experiencing poverty and homelessness. While …Read More

Employees Use Professional Development Day Activities to Make a Difference for McAllen

June 11, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, Bright Horizons Houston, JPMC West Houston, JPMC Downtown Houston, JPMC San Antonio, and the Houston subpool held their bi-annual Professional Development Day. In addition to FUNdraising for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children with a Walk On and raffle, the teams decided to do a Brightening Lives Activity collection drive to …Read More


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