A Brighter Day Therapeutic Services

Houston –Located towards the northside of Houston off Beltway 8 and JFK Blvd, you will find A Brighter Day Therapeutic Services, which is a top-of-the-line clinic that provides high quality therapeutic and behavioral health services to children and adults around the inner city. They mainly serve the underserved Black and Hispanic/Latino communities, but all are welcome to the arms of A Brighter Day and the programs they offer. Just like the saying “no child left behind,” their motto is, “mental health is the best health.” One of their main programs consist of opportunities for training kids in home and in school that are diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

A Brighter Day has come a long way since its original launch back in 2016, but the work is still far from being done. Director of Outreach, Mr. Brown, has been a long-time member with the company and reflected on his first day starting out. Mr. Brown went on to say, “We got our first contract with Blackshear Elementary in 2017, a school that was on the verge of being shut down by the state.” He carried so much weight on his shoulder during that time. Mr. Brown did not hesitate to help as he did it all. He found himself doing the cafeteria and behavioral duties, and after school tutorials with students. Luckily, the principal of Blackshear opened the doors to A Brighter Day, and with the services provided at that time, the school was able to stay open and has remained open to this day.

Another standout member of a brighter along-side with Mr. Brown is Yared Salazar Lopez, Director of Clinical Services. A Latino minority herself, her job title stretches out much further just before the real work of caring for kids jogs the track. She helps sign off on specific cases such as skills training, therapy, medication training support, medication management, and case management. Mrs. Lopez went on to say, “There are different stages of change, and every child we’ve encountered sometimes are at different points of it; wherever they are, we want to meet them and be a part of that change.” Another thing that makes A Brighter Day even special is that they have their own psychiatrist on site that works with parents directly, to ensure the cohesiveness is intact at home between the parent and child. All of this is made possible through the hard work and passion from case managers who Mrs. Lopez works closely with.

Now being in the industry for seven years, A Brighter Day Therapeutic Services has done over a dozen partnerships around the Houston area. They’ve partnered with the City of Houston, Houston ISD, non-profit organizations, and Aldine ISD as well. They’ve also worked with the Harris County Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources. Having already reached tremendous milestones so far and touching so many lives of parents and kids every day, A Brighter Day’s story is far from being over. In fact, their organization plans on expanding all over Houston in the near future. Their amazing services will help make that future come true by helping families in the Black/Latino communities each day.

A Special thanks for everyone that are members of this beautiful organization. Another special thanks to:

Jason Ford, Owner

Lance Taylor, Owner

Dr. Eryca Neville, Education Consultant

Mrs. Kierra Montague, Operations Director

Yared Salazar Lopez, Director of Clinical Services

Daren K Brown, Director of Community Engagement

Dr. Dawn Brown, Health Advocate and Psychiatrist.

These are the people that manage the day-to-day operations of the agency. Thank you all so much for making A Brighter Day come to fruition.







Latest Articles


Search our archive of past issues Receive our Latest Updates
* indicates required

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

Scroll to Top