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To recognize potential problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement positive solutions for individuals that may be traumatized by homelessness, suffer from alcoholism, substance abuse disorders, mental/ behavioral health reoccurring disorders and MAT / MAR Participants.



To expand our program to accommodate the needs of the community at large, including men, women, and families by providing opportunities of enrichment, hope, healing, ambition, success, and setting a long-term goal towards sobriety with psycho-social, holistic, realistic, and therapeutic methods of approach for individualized care.  



  • To restore, rebuild and rescue souls toward a healthy new lifestyle change of recovery 

  • To decrease the Incidence of homelessness 

  • Enforce tools to support long term sobriety

  • Reduce the population of recidivism 

  • Educate individuals to be self sufficient

  • Recreational development

  • Permanent housing

La Shaun Rickman - Dillon

Mrs. La Shaun Rickman - Dillon is the Executive Director

of Brighter, Behavior, Choices Inc., NFP.  Her education includes:

an Associates in Business Management, NCRS, RCS, and CPRS

Sheila Rickman.PNG

Shelia Rickman 

Ms. Shelia Rickman is the CEO and Founder of

Brighter, Behavior, Choices Inc, NFP.   Her education includes: 


Our History

Brighter, Behavior, Choices Inc., NFP was inspired by a tragedy that changed many lives dramatically. This tragedy caused Founder Shelia Rickman and Executive Director La Shaun Rickman-Dillon to reflect on the violence and drug use that plunge families into cycles. They attended several workshops and seminars that described the difficulties women experienced to become productive individuals in society and the need for Recovery Supportive Service Programs, Employment and Affordable Housing. They saw how these personal barriers stagnated one's growth and opportunities for a "Second Chance" as a productive member in our society. Upon receiving numerous telephone calls from the Illinois Department of Women's Justice Services in 2006 concerning the desperately needed assistance for female ex-offenders and personal experiences, they felt compelled to redefine Brighter, Behavior, Choices Inc., which was founded in May of 2006.

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