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The following items are in short supply and desperately needed.
Diapers (sizes 3-6)*
(children's sizes up to 6x)
Metro fare cards
Grocery store gift cards
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Have you ever wondered where children living in shelters go during the day? Where do they learn? Where do they play? Where do they go to feel safe? Bright Beginnings understands the special needs of young children and families living in homeless environments. Our safe, nurturing, developmentally-appropriate childcare for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers helps them reach important childhood milestones, while we help their parents to end their homelessness.
Make a Special Mother’s Day Gift
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! A gift to Bright Beginnings is a perfect way to honor your mom, grandmother, or any other special woman in your life. Let her know that you were listening when she taught you to give back to the community. We’ll send your mother a special e-card acknowledging your gift and tell her about the big impact your gift will make on the lives of homeless mothers and their young children.
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Champions for Children Awards Ceremony
On April 15th, Bright Beginnings honored its 2013 Champions for Children award winners on Capitol Hill. Recipients were honored for their comittment to the health and welfare of children and families.
A special thank you to this year's award winners:
Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-33)
Congressman André Carson (IN-7)
Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-6)
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5)
Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (LA-2)
View photos from the event.
New Free Adult Education Program
Bright Beginnings' CTP Program with STRIVE DC is a free training program offering basic adult education courses, certification trainings, job readiness, job placement, job retention assistance and support. CTP’s mission is to provide homeless and hard to serve job seekers in
the District of Columbia the opportunity to gain and retain employment in health professions.
Now accepting applications for ged candidates through
July 31, 2013
My name is Loretta and my 3 year old and 4 year old have been here at Bright Beginnings for 3 years and benefitted from many of the services. My kids and I are better off because there’s a school like Bright Beginnings.
There’s the education program for my children, the therapeutic program that helps the kids deal with being homeless, and the socialworkers that have helped me get on sound footing too. I get upset really easily and they helped me address that.
Bright Beginnings is a great place for children and for me too. The comprehensive services really make a difference. I lived in a homeless shelter before I moved into transitional housing (where I am now) and a place like Bright Beginnings is really important for both parents and kids. My kids have a safe place to learn and everyone on staff is here to help them. I have learned a lot from the parenting classes and volunteering in my children’s classrooms. There is a lot I can learn about raising my children from the teachers and socialworkers. My children feel at home here and I do too.
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