A New Bright Space

When clients are in need of a safe and secure place to stay away from home, they are generally uncomfortable, stressed, and stuck in a new situation that is foreign and unpredictable. During this trying time of new experiences and unexpected changes, it is important to have a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. At SafeHaven, we work diligently to take all of these factors into consideration as we establish a trauma informed plan for care and assistance. Even with all of the extra attention that SafeHaven staff can provide, most of the time the best comfort to a family that is healing is a place that feels like home….and that is what SafeHaven provides.

We are so appreciative to members of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®, and Baylor Scott & White Health who partnered with us and opened a Bright Space® for children at the SafeHaven Fort Worth shelter. Bright Spaces are designed to provide children in crisis with a dedicated warm, enriching area to play, learn, and heal.

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The new living room space at our Fort Worth shelter is a welcoming co-location for moms and their children to have a space that is just for them. Krista Moffett, Community Engagement Director at SafeHaven said, “Every home has a living room. It only makes sense that we create a warm and comfortable environment for families to be together.”

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What is Bright Spaces?
Bright Spaces are a program of The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization focused on brightening the lives of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and other crises. They do this by creating and supporting Bright Spaces: warm, safe, enriching spaces in homeless shelters and other agencies for children and youth to build caring relationships, heal from trauma through play, and experience the joy of childhood. The Foundation believes in making the world a better place by engaging Bright Horizons’ employees, clients, families, friends, and community partners to strengthen families, support our communities, share knowledge, and encourage others to join in making a difference. There are now more than 300 Bright Spaces located in shelters in more than 35 states around the U.S. and Europe, serving thousands of children each year. More information is at
www.brighthorizonsfoundation.org.