Who We Are

Bright New Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to the individual and social change necessary to support women, who are or have been incarcerated, to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We do this by connecting women to the resources they need to develop the life skills and social supports for futures as productive members of society.

About our program: Beyond Violence
This evidence-based domestic violence intervention curriculum, developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington, is for domestic violence survivors recently released from prison.

This is an extremely important program, as the majority of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, but there are very few domestic violence programs specifically for women with criminal histories that help women address their trauma and explore how that trauma relates to their criminal history. You can learn more about the program here.

Bright New Day is proud to bring this evidence-based program to Washington State and is looking forward to adding more sessions in 2016.

Meet our Executive Director


Hillary Sara U is the volunteer Executive Director of Bright New Day. Ms. U has a background in communications and development in the public and private sectors, including work at the University of Washington and PACCAR Inc. Currently, Ms. U is a communications professional at a Seattle-based Fortune 500.

She received her B.A. from the University of Washington Bothell, focusing on Culture, Literature, and Art.

In addition to her work with women, Ms. U enjoys reading, hiking, volunteering with youth and serving on the Camp Fire Central Puget Sound Council Board of Directors. She currently resides in Seattle, WA and can be contacted here.