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No Longer Out in the Cold

The Bright Future award honors individuals who have had success at removing the causes and conditions of poverty in their own lives by using the programs and services available through Brightpoint. This award recognizes that attitude can make all the difference. And that – no matter what assistance is available – it can take considerable effort to move from where you are towards a brighter future. Victor Carter was nominated for this award in 2016.

Victor Carter served in the military from 1979 – 1983. Over the years, he fell on hard times and ended up homeless. In 2015, he became a resident of Safe Haven, a local homeless shelter for veterans. With help from Brightpoint, he was able to move into a home and is now on the road to a brighter future – but there was a time when he thought he might just give up.