Our paths in life are directed, the places we will go, the many ways our lifes are changed by everyone we know. We are privileged to work with special people like Brighter Tomorows who serves those in need during difficult times in their lives.
Thank you for all you do!
- NHBW - Mid Cities Texas Chapter
Lucrezia Rochon, President
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. For thirty years, our excellent programs and services have helped to change lives for thousands of individuals.
Our staff has a long-time legacy, and 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 Brighter Tomorrows serves individuals regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, gender, or city of origin.
In 1995, Brighter Tomorrows began responding to sexual assault survivors' needs.
This program offers a full range of services to survivors of sexual assault.
Today, Brighter Tomorrows is one of the largest domestic violence and sexual assault agencies in Dallas County.
During the fiscal year 2017-2018, Brighter Tomorrows provided the following assistance:
Provided emergency shelter for 856 women and children
Served 31,339 meals to shelter residents
Responded to 7,592 hotline calls and provided crisis intervention
Assisted 358 survivors in non-resident outreach counseling
Brighter Tomorrows receives funding through a Community Development Block Grant from the cities of Grand Prairie and Irving; Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); VOCA Victims of Crimes Act - Office of the Texas Attorney General Criminal Justice Division; Sexual Assault Prevention & Crisis Services - Office of the Texas Attorney General; OVAG Other Victims Assistance Grant - Office of the Texas Attorney General; FEMA; private foundations; local businesses; and individuals. We also rely heavily upon the support of our dedicated volunteers.