741 Central Ave Newport, KY 41071-1222
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Our mission To create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment and leadership.
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Brighton Center, Inc.

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Ways to help

COVID-19 - Food Packing & Distribution

Help us provide needed emergency assistance and feed Northern Kentucky families during this critical time. Food Volunteer | Monday – Friday, 9 a.m . 1 p.m., 1-5 p.m. Pack food bags for distribution Family Center, 799 Ann Street, Newport, KY 41071 Home Delivery of Food Boxes | Wednesdays 12-1:30 p.m., 12:30-2 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.… See full description
  • Adults (18+)
  • One-time, Recurring
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • In-person, Indoor, Food Distribution, Food Packing
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Community & Youth Services

Sort clothing donations and assist with restocking the Clothing Closet thrift store. Assist with weekly after-school group activities with youth ages 10-14. Lead an activity with youth at Homeward Bound to promote positive social interaction. Cook dinner, play board games or Wii, or suggest your own creative activity.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Brighton Recovery Center for Women

Adopt-a-Spot and help the women beautify their space with gardening. Also mentor and assist with GED tutoring.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Sponsor a Collection

Help sponsor collection drives for clothing, food, personal hygiene, cleaning supplies and/or baby items.
  • One-time
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Event support
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Senior Housing

Assist with cleaning, building maintenance and/or landscaping needs of our properties located throughout Northern Kentucky.
  • One-time
  • Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Food, Personal Care, & Paper Products

We are in need of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products and paper products to distribute to families. Items can be mailed or dropped off Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM, but please sign up to let us know in advance.
  • Item Collection

Holiday Drive Donations

The Holiday Drive is an opportunity for individuals & families, participating in a Brighton Center program, to receive food and gifts for their family during the holiday season. To ensure a successful Holiday Drive we have a need for donations and volunteers. Wish list: http://bit.ly/BCWishList20 If you are interested in supporting any of the opportunities below, please contact us at [email protected] https://www.brightoncenter.com/get_involved/holiday-drive
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Wishlist – Amazon, etc
Ways to help youth thrive

Child Care for NKY Scholar House

Passionate and dedicated volunteers are critical to the success of our program! Do you love children? We’re looking for experienced volunteers to help care for our children while their parents attend classes during the day and life skills workshops in the evening. Our daycare is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 am-6:00 pm, and we also look for volunteers weekday evenings several times a month from 5:30-8:30. We’ll provide training to ensure a positive and meaningful experience,  and we ask that volunteers to commit to volunteer for at least 6 sessions. 

The program strives to support single parents enrolled in post-secondary education on their journey to self-sufficiency. By providing access to affordable housing, quality child care, and support services, NKY Scholar House eliminates many of the barriers single parents face in reaching their academic and financial dreams. NKY Scholar House uses a unique two-generation approach providing services to both the parent and their children. NKY Scholar House readies individuals to enter the workforce while simultaneously setting children up for success in school. Research shows this holistic approach works to promote self-sufficiency across generations.

  • Social Skills
  • Babies and Toddlers, Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10)
  • Different Large Groups
  • Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Semester
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings
  • Moderate

Homeward Bound Shelter Volunteer

Homeward Bound (Covington) is an Emergency Shelter for teens ages 11-17 that are homeless or have run away or have been removed from their home due to unsafe conditions.  They stay with us short-term to determine their next best place to reside. Homeward Bound is the only emergency shelter for teens in Northern Kentucky and the only one in Kentucky that allows walk-ins. Within three weeks we work to have our teens connected with their next permanent placement.

Interacting with our teens through your group is an easy way to make a huge difference in the lives of our teens. Every Thursday, we like to offer our teens a chance to participate in activities organized by volunteers. Groups can host game nights,  play video games, and cook and eat with youth. In the past, groups have hosted pizza parties, sororities have led makeup nights, and our boys have been taken to the local gym. You and your group can help one-time, or schedule a recurring visit, like the first Thursday of the month. Staff are always in sight. This is a wonderful way to brighten the lives of our teens.  

  • Social Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Different Large Groups
  • Abuse Survivors, Foster Care, Homeless, Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Moderate

Youth Leadership Development Volunteer

Youth Leadership Development (YLD) is an after-school program for at-risk youth ages 11-15 to build leadership skills and conduct community service projects. Youth who are not already involved in positive after-school activities and therefore most at-risk are recruited to join YLD through their schools. Groups are held twice a week from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in grades six through eight. As a volunteer in our program, you help in a variety of ways. Volunteers support the facilitator, do one on one tutoring, and/or support group activities. You are welcome to join us as frequently as twice a week; if time is tighter, you could visit us once per month.  We offer a lot of flexibility so that what you choose fits your schedule best.  YLD is currently in Campbell County Middle School, Dayton Schools, Holmes Middle School in Covington, Tichenor Middle School in Erlanger, Newport Middle School.
  • Emotional, Social Skills
  • Middle School
  • Same Large (5+) Group
  • Academically at Risk, Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Semester
  • 1 Hour/Month, 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Evenings
  • Moderate
How you help Brighton Center celebrates victories as families move toward self-sufficiency. Every victory is aided by the compassion of our donors and the commitment of our volunteers. Through our work together we can make a difference in improving the quality of life for those we serve. Our volunteers mean the world to us. Last year, over 3,000 volunteers helped to impact lives for the better.
About us We’re a non-profit organization on a mission to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership. We will achieve this mission by creating an environment that rewards excellence and innovation, encourages mutual respect, and maximizes resources.
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