I did not participate in emergency or transitional housing, but was directed to Brighter Tomorrows by RAINN and have benefited from the free counseling offered here for the past two years. It has changed my life. I was seeking assistance in processing childhood sexual assault. Sara (LPC-Intern) is trained in EMDR, which is often recommended for processing sexual trauma. The counseling I received through this organization not only helped me claim a more empowered self, and process emotional struggles beyond the sexual violence, but also provided me with resources from other organizations when I needed outside help. I am very happy with the two years of counseling I received, and the fact that it was free made it accessible at a tumultuous time when I would not have otherwise been able to receive counseling.
Review from Guidestar
staff is very jealous hearted and manipulative will key your car while your staying there and call you to the office a million times about cleaning there filthy facility that was already trashed before you got there will start fights/arguments with you no matter how nice you are and no matter how much kindnesss you show Charlene, debb, connie, and gabby are demons in that facility a lot of these non profit business are evil because they feel they can do what they want to abused lower class women with no support or family if your reading this mark my words your evil day has a shelf life your already judged.
Brighter Tomorrows is an excellent nonprofit organization. I have learned so much about domestic violence and sexual assault since working with Brighter Tomorrows. I love being part of such a wonderful staff and I love the feeling I get when we help survivors and their children. I love the success stories when a survivor and her children have left our program to start a Brighter Tomorrow. I am truly blessed to be apart of such a wonderful organization.
I currently live in Grand Prairie and am cleaning out my closet. My first thought was to donate my clothing to a local woman's shelter. I found Brighter Tomorrows on line and tried contacting them regarding donations, but could never find any information on line or when I called. Are they trying to say they don't need donations?
I was appaled by the way Brighter Tomorrows staff is expected to treat sheltar residents. They were treated as less-than and the healthy amount of pride that normal human beings should have was refused them. It felt like they were being further abused by staff.
Additionally, the board member I contacted about this behavior seemed to have no problem with it. And when I addressed that the women were being controled instead of given structure I was told, by her, that "some of these woman come in so beaten down they they cannot control themselves."
That is not okay. The Mission Statment says the goal is to empower, that is not what is being done.