Brighter Beginnings strengthens families by helping parents become self-sufficient so they can raise happy, healthy children. We believe every family matters and every child deserves to have a happy, healthy future.
We focus our efforts in East Bay communities where parents and children have limited resources. Our Family Strengthening Centers are located in Oakland, Richmond and Antioch.
Brighter Beginnings embraces the Life Course philosophy of family health, in which we believe that the health of an infant depends on the entire life development of the mother, rather than just the health of the pregnancy. Because we know that encouraging healthy development over a child’s lifetime requires more than focusing on a mother during the sliver of her life that she’s pregnant, Brighter Beginnings takes on a long-term approach.
We also embrace the Strengthening Families model to encourage the five factors that diminish the likelihood of child abuse or neglect. These five factors are: Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Concrete Supports in Times of Need, and Children’s Social and Emotional Competence.