On October 7th, Daybreak hosted a special evening of events to celebrate several milestones that occurred during COVID-19. Follow the link to read more. Dayton Daily News: Street name change to honor woman who helped local youth without homes
Congratulations to Synchrony Financial of Kettering for receiving a Rubi Award by the Dayton LGBT HERStory-History Project! Recognized in the Growing Stronger: Strengthening Our Community, Synchrony plays a vital role in building our one community. To view their remarks and recognition of Daybreak, go to the 44:07 mark. Thank you, Synchrony Financial! Also, congratulations to PNC Bank, Casie Barlow and Ann Wilger for being recognized as a community builder also! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0PkH5M5Jck
Thank you to Vectren/CenterPoint Energy Company for supporting our youth! Vectren has been a funding partner for a number of years and has helped change the lives of several thousand homeless youth. We couldn't be more grateful!
The season premiere of Dayton Youth Radio on WYSO aired last week and featured stories from our Daybreak youth and staff. Over the summer, Basim Blunt was on our campus working with Daybreak youth who wanted to tell their stories. We couldn’t be more proud of them for their courage. Thank you, Basim and WYSO! You can listen here: https://www.wyso.org/news/2020-10-14/gravity-the-voices-of-young-people-at-daybreak-dayton?fbclid=IwAR0u7zERju63QUlSF3EO47YXXHJ7GtpMozcC6oRHJ4IKD3a1PB9B_NVHSog
An article in Sunday's Dayton Daily News about the census and how Dayton is managing the census process for its homeless population: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/census-count-of-area-homeless-population-to-start-tuesday/5RGWS6WZ5RDFZHVRW7ZP37BTZI
Despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dayton nonprofits are moving forward with expansions. Read the article in the Dayton Business Journal to learn more. Dayton Business Journal 8-11-2020
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