Thursday, July 2, 2020

Brighter Tomorrows

Jayme Altman and Todd Scholz from Tomah Area Credit Union presented checks to five area fire departments and two Monroe County social agencies as part of a COVID-19 Relief Grant. Checks were presented to Brighter Tomorrows Jan Bruder and Corina Nohr. Contributed photos.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:55am
Tomah Area Credit Union was awarded a $20,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant. TACU divided the money between five local fire departments and two agencies on the front lines to help with homelessness and domestic violence in Monroe County. The fire departments divided $15,000 and $5,000 was divided between...
Over the Easter weekend, the Easter Bunny Crew traveled throughout the area hiding eggs for local kids as part of a fundraiser for Brighter Tomorrows in Sparta. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:20am
When Gov. Tony Evers issued a Safer at Home order on March 25, many local businesses and services were confused as to whether or not they were considered essential. Luckily, Brighter Tomorrows, located in Sparta, was considered essential under the human services shelter piece of the order and it...
Brighter Tomorrows’ Program Coordinator Jan Bruder gives Sen. Patrick Testin a tour of the Sparta facility. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:12am
Senator Patrick Testin was in Sparta last week where he stopped by Brighter Tomorrows for a tour and a visit with staff. After attending the organization’s annual fundraiser, Sen. Testin was interested in visiting the agency to learn more about the program and the services it provides. Brighter...
Pictured are some of the participants and instructors of an earlier women's self defense seminar at Choka U Gym. An upcoming seminar is scheduled for Oct. 19. Robert Bird is in the back row on the right. Contributed photo
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:53am
The emotional toll is still fresh for Robert Bird and his family. A life lost, a victim of domestic violence. Details that Bird insists are too painful to share with others, but still define this story. Bird hopes the details of this story can possibly shield others from what his family has endured...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:05am
While October ushers in cooler weather and Halloween, there is another more serious annual designation observed in October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For a lot of people, home is a sanctuary, a safe, warm place to rest comfortably, but for millions of others home is anything but...
Photographer Kathy Richer took several photographs featuring several local organizations to be used in the 2020 calendar, including this one of the local chapter of the Guardians of the Children. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:26am
Tomah photographer Kathy Richer has been working hard for months to put together her second 13-month calendar to raise awareness for domestic violence and funds for Brighter Tomorrows. Last year, Richer and her group, Calendar Girls Against Domestic Violence, raised $2,317, which was donated to the...
Brighter Tomorrows, an advocacy program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, accepted a $2,000 grant from Great Rivers United Way to buy household products to pass out to its clients. From left are Gerardo Hernandez and Jan Bruder from Brighter Tomorrows, and Liz Evans and Heidi Svee from Great Rivers United Way. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:42am
Brighter Tomorrows of Monroe County got a much-needed boost from Great Rivers United Way last Friday in the form of a $2,000 Venture Grant. The staff at Brighter Tomorrows used the money to buy a wall of items, including laundry soap, toilet paper, feminine products, toiletries, gas cards and store...
Jan Bruder and Jerry Hernandez, staff at Brighter Tomorrows, are available to provide services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:17am
Safely tucked below the overpass on Hwy 16 along Douglas Street in Sparta sits the main office of Brighter Tomorrows, a non-profit, grant funded organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the staff at...

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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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