As we prepare to head into the heart of Spring, we’d like to share a few thoughts on where we are, where we are going and how you can help.
As a start-up, with limited resources, we have worked with some of the best experts in their field on developing a strategic plan that will carry out our mission. To do this, we recognize that our programs need to be well planned, professionally delivered and sustainable. We have confirmed that it is valuable to take the time to move forward with a clear, focused and planned purpose. To do anything less would be detrimental to our clients – women in need of sustained professional assistance to navigate the difficult maze of reentry into society.
After speaking to our stakeholders, professionals in the field of corrections, social work, health care, employment, education and curriculum development, we know that delivering services without every detail in place – validated programs, certified counselors, a network of service providers – would not only be irresponsible, but also unjust to the women who count on our commitment.
So it has been determined by the Board of Directors that the focus for this program year is capacity building. We will continue to:
- Build relationships with stakeholders and partners
- Develop curriculum and programs that are validated based on clearly defined performance and behavior outcomes
- Identify and attract professionals for our direct service delivery
- Forge the relationships with referral services and agencies
This is a daunting but wonderful challenge and we are approaching the opportunity with great care and enthusiasm. Our commitment to these women and the community-at-large is quality and sustainable services that result in a better life – one where our clients connect to the resources they need to develop the life skills and social supports for futures as productive members of society.
So how can you help us as we continue to build an organization that supports women who are or have been incarcerated? Join us on Tuesday, May 6th for the Seattle Foundation’s giveBig event. You can participate online and your gift will be stretched even further as all gifts made on May 6th between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. will be matched by the Seattle Foundation. So please mark your calendars and support Bright New Day.
If you are interested in learning more about Bright New Day, please don’t hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Hillary U.