Founded in 1986, Brighter Tomorrows, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) human service agency dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services on Long Island. Brighter Tomorrows’ value-driven programs seek to connect women and children with a nurturing community while enhancing their personal security, independence, and self-esteem.
Brighter Tomorrows services clients from Suffolk and Nassau Counties, as well as the Five Boroughs and the Tri-State area. Our secure domestic violence shelter offers clients the opportunity to begin to recover from their abuse in a safe, structured environment. The residential program… read more
Women are one of the criminal justice system’s fastest growing populations. In the past decade, the number of women incarcerated in the United States prisons grew by 25 percent. Furthermore, the rate of unsuccessful reentry for women is remarkably high due to the fact that women are often overlooked with regard to re-entry programming. To reduce this number and improve the outcomes of women involved in the criminal justice system, Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., in collaboration with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s … read more
Long Island is comprised of one of the nation’s most expensive real estate markets. It is estimated that 87% of women and children in domestic violence shelters who leave after their stay, do so without procuring safe and permanent housing. More often than not, the only option afforded to victims is to start over again in the homeless system or return to the batterer out of necessity and/or desperation. With shelters across Long Island filled to capacity and a housing … read more
Credit: Shaye Weaver – East Hampton Press ©2014 27east.com When a victim of domestic violence decides to step away from her abuser, it is a bold move. After filing a detailed petition for an order of protection, she must wait to appear before a family court judge. So much time is spent preparing, and waiting, that the risk of the abuser discovering her plans is a real threat. Now, victims can fill out the necessary paperwork to get a restraining order … read more