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New Bright Space Opens in Illinois Serving Girls 11-17

March 3, 2016

Jennings BS smKate may only be 8 years old, but the Jennings Home for Girls Bright Space is the fourth Bright Space she has helped set up. “I participated to help the girls in need because it’s a nice thing to do for the people whose parents can’t take care of them” says Kate.

Kate is the daughter of Bright Horizons Regional Manager Dawn Ellis-Ferzacca. “I enjoyed doing it, and I really hope the girls have a nice time with their new place to hang out.”

The Jennings Home for Girls, operated by Shelter Inc., in a Chicago suburb, provides emergency housing for girls ages 11-17 who are abused, neglected, or need shelter. The Bright Space will be used for intake, family meetings, arts and recreation activities, and a place for the girls to do homework.

The Bright Space was made possible through a grant from the FDC Foundation and the work of the Bright Horizons centers in Division 6, Region 8, under the leadership of Monique Reynolds, Center Director of the Takeda Center for Child Development.