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Nonprofit receives statewide honor

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The Bright Future Foundation group receives the Purple Ribbon Award at a recent ceremony at the Vail Marriott.

EAGLE COUNTY — Bright Future Foundation, Eagle County's only community-based domestic violence and sexual assault agency, has received statewide recognition with a Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding Domestic Violence Program. The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence selected Bright Future for offering its services within a clinical holistic approach that supports its clients in reaching long-term change and individual self-sufficiency.

"We believe that every client, no matter how great the adversity, has the strength within to live fuller, happier and more productive lives," said executive director Sheri Mintz. "We are honored to be recognized by CCADV for our efforts to empower our clients, and to help them make sustainable behavioral changes that lead to enhanced quality of life for themselves and their families."

Crisis Response and Advocacy Services

Initially, Bright Future focused solely on crisis response and advocacy services, and clients were often referred to outside community organizations for counseling or legal services. It was determined that clients would have better results in reaching long-term recovery if those services were offered in-house. Bright Future also provides a 24/7 bilingual crisis hotline and Eagle County's only safe house/emergency shelter. Transitional housing and financial literacy programs ensure long-term success for clients, while mentorship and youth advocacy programs help local youth to develop healthy relationships and have increased confidence in their academic work

Bright Future received the Purple Ribbon Award at the CCADV's Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference at the Vail Marriot Mountain Resort and Spa. The conference is a joint effort of CCADV and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.