4795 Broadway Suite B, Gary, IN 46409


Brighter Day Community Health Services Inc is a 501C3 non-for-profit agency guided by the belief that education, counseling, employment structure, and purpose lead to higher morale and ethical societal relationships. We believe that families should understand how powerful, important and valuable they are. With our services to help children and adults, we want to make sure every one of our patients/students comes out of our programs ready to re-enter society, happy and healthy.

Brighter Adolescents Group

We believe that children need to understand how powerful, important and valuable they are. They should be equipped with a healthy dose of reinforced positive intervention and prevention. We feel that children sometimes focus on all the wrong things, so we promote and teach the child to focus on what they can do in order to stay confident, attain success, and always believe in themselves, even when it is not easy.

Adult Substance Abuse Program

Programming includes both individual and group interventions that all program levels. Referring agencies receive monthly progress reports and clients who successfully complete the programming receive a certificate of completion. Services may be ordered with or without drug screening. Drug screens facilitated by Brighter Day are faxed to the referring agency within 48 hours of the screen. Each client receives a biopsychosocial assessment and a substance abuse evaluation. The client's recommended level of treatment is determined by these assessments. The program offers services at three levels:

This program is for clients who have documented problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The client must complete a minimum of 18 sessions (individual and group). During the program, the client will receive three drug screenings. The first will be the initial screen, the second will occur during the middle of the program, and the third will be at the conclusion of the program. If the client cannot complete this level of programming the client may be referred to Intermediate Outpatient Therapy.

This program is for clients who have documented problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The client must complete a minimum 18 sessions (individual and group). Four random drug screens were given at this level of programming. The client will have an initial drug screen and two random screens during the course of the 18 sessions. The last green will occur at the completion of the program. If the client cannot complete this level of programming the client may be referred to Intensive Outpatient Therapy.

This program is for clients who have been determined to have severe problems with drugs and/or alcohol the client must attend sessions twice a week and the client must complete a minimum of 24 sessions (individual and group). This session will begin with an initial drug screen, followed by 6 random screens throughout the program. A final screen is given at the conclusion of the program. Clients who cannot complete this program may be referred for inpatient treatment.

DIVAS - Definitely Important Very Ambitious Sisters

Designed for girls between the ages of five and 18, the DIVAS promotes prevention, high self-esteem, self-respect, and abstinence. We also encourage academic excellence and help our girls drive through success in every area of their lives setting and achieving goals and making good choices. DIVAS are encouraged to develop a strong work ethic we love to serve in our local community. We believe that volunteering builds leadership skills, patience, and citizenship qualities that are foundational for academic and professional access.

Divas stay on the road to success!

  • Build Self Confidence
  • Promote Literacy
  • Are a Positive Influence
  • Support Cultural Awareness
  • Reach for Higher Education

Join us for the Young Ladies Empowerment Expo

We’re back for another epic day of food, fun, and dancing during this exciting exploration of your future possibilities. Join us April 27th for the Annual Young Ladies Empowerment Expo! 

SIS - Sisters Innovating Sisters

Domestic violence is a type of abuse that involves injuring someone. Victims of domestic abuse range from a spouse, partner, parent, child, or other family members. Domestic violence is a threat to the health and vitality of any community. It is the establishment of power and control by the use of fear manipulation and intimidation interrelationship. The Program shall be conducted with respect for our client’s social and cultural values, personal lifestyle choices, as well as complex family interactions, and delivered in a neutral, culturally, competent manner. Services include the following:

What We Offer

  • Initial Family/Child Assessment (24 hours after initiation of services)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Comprehensive Safety Plan
  • Screening for other co-occurring issues
  • Support Group for Survivors and/or Child

Recovery Works

Recovery Works focuses on pre-incarceration diversion services and post-incarceration re-entry services, which not only hopes to divert low-level offenders from incarceration to community services, but to reduce recidivism by 20%, as well. Promoting recovery through community support and treatment and or intervention is critical in reducing the number of persons with mental health and addiction disorders that are entering our criminal justice system.

Four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

  • Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, for example, abstaining from the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has a Substance Use Disorder problem, and for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home: a stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
  • Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.