David’s Place: a beacon of hope at Daybreak


Article by Meredith Doench, originally published in The Buckeye Flame For nearly 50 years, the Dayton organization Daybreak has been serving homeless and at-risk youth. It was only a few years ago, however, that leadership recognized it could do more for a large portion of its population: the LGBTQ+ community. More than 28% of the young people Daybreak serves identify as LGBTQ+. In March 2021, Daybreak opened a drop-in center, David’s Place, for LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18 to 25. Open Monday through Friday, the facility offers access to showers, laundry facilities, meals, personal-care items and contraceptives, as well as assistance [...]