April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

As a society, we are in a watershed moment. Many in our country are focused on the issues of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. We have an unprecedented opportunity to improve understanding and change behaviors. The time to rally communities and the broader public is now. April 2018 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a…

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Stand Up to end relationship violence

Bright Future Foundation is taking an innovative approach in its efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse. The organization has joined with the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence and other partners across the state to launch the new Movement to End Relationship Violence: Stand Up Colorado. Traditional prevention initiatives put the burden for change on survivors.…

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Ensuring Freedom: A survivor success story

After 20 years of marriage, Briana* realized that she needed to separate from her husband. During their marriage, her husband had never hit her but was verbally abusive and eroded her self-esteem. In June 2017, Briana came to our office with self-doubt and expressed that she “needed to get her husband out of the house…

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Bright Future welcomes new doctoral intern

Bright Future Foundation’s new doctorial intern, Bronwyn Lehman, is familiar with the needs of Eagle County’s population, previously serving as a school psychologist for the Eagle County School District. Bronwyn has a passion for working with underserved and at-risk populations with a focus on behavioral change and trauma-informed care. “My work over the past two…

Purple Purse Challenge to end financial abuse

  Support Bright Future Foundation in the 2017 Purple Purse Challenge!  Campaign starts on October 2. Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, yet financial abuse happens…

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Bright Future marks 30th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 Domestic violence leaves a devastating impact on members of our mountain communities, regardless of background or circumstance.  Bright Future Foundation is a community-based agency dedicated to “Making Futures Bright” by changing lives affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. Annually, hundreds of families see Bright Future as a safe harbor, helping them to build trusting…

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Bright Future launches Building Freedom Campaign

At Splendido restaurant, as part of last week’s Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival, Bright Future Foundation (BFF) announced the launch of the Building Freedom Campaign and a $1 million donation by dedicated BFF board member Doe Browning. Browning took the initiative and pledged the lead gift that launched the $2 million capital campaign to…

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Staff Spotlight: Claudia Hurtado-Myers, Ensuring Freedom housing manager

Claudia Hurtado-Myers, Bright Future Foundation’s newest team member, has extensive experience and passion for working with domestic violence survivors. In addition to being an attorney, Claudia has volunteered hundreds of hours helping survivors with legal assistance and immigration benefits. Claudia joined Bright Future to manage the new “Ensuring Freedom” housing program, which is part of…

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Bright Future attends advocacy conference

Bright Future staff and interns were among the almost 300 advocates who attended the recent Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference (CAIA) in Vail.  The conference included two full days of workshops and roundtables, all designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum to benefit the often overlapping issues and work of community based sexual assault and domestic…