Jasmine, 21 years old with sparkling brown eyes and a mile-wide smile, was kind enough to share her Daybreak experience at our Champions for Youth breakfast and luncheon fundraisers in November 2015. Jasmine delivered her remarks with confidence, greatly impressing the almost 500 guests in attendance. In March 2012, shortly before turning 18, Jasmine had to leave home. She stayed with various friends and relatives at first. After graduating from high school that May, she headed to St. Vincent’s shelter for homeless women. While at St. Vincent’s, Jasmine was surprised to learn that that Daybreak could help her. Though she’d [...]
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See for yourself the impact your generosity has on our youth We know your time is precious. Even so, we we hope you're able to spare eight minutes to watch the video to your left. When you watch, you'll get a glimpse of how your generosity helps our kids. You'll know without a doubt that your donations are put to good work. Walter says his whole life was changed. "I never knew what love really was because I never had it," he tells us. At Daybreak, Walter found out what love feels like. Dana talks about the encouraging people at Daybreak. People [...]
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Follow the links below to read Mary McCarty's newspaper articles about Daybreak youth. Daybreak kids learn life skills by baking pet treats Daybreak kids find many paths in independence Most have either run away from home or been ‘thrown away’ by family members. More runaways, homeless seek refuge in teen shelter Daybreak offers assistance to homeless youths adjusting to a life on their own.
Learn to think smart. On July 11, 2014 the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) highlighted Daybreak in its blog, recognizing that Daybreak's been leading the way in the fight to end youth homelessness for over forty years. You can read the blog entry, titled "Holistic Services: A Recipe for Success in Helping Homeless Youth Get + Keep Jobs," here.
My success is no accident. In 2013 the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation, through its Carol Mount Peterson Resident Development Fund, awarded Daybreak $30,000 to provide wages for youth participating in an employment program. Lindy & Company, the employment program created by Daybreak, is a gourmet pet treat bakery where formerly homeless youth learn valuable work skills so they never have to be homeless again Read More