Daybreak has been caring for homeless and vulnerable youth in the Miami Valley for 46 years. We remain committed to our mission despite COVID-19.

Daybreak is still open 24/7. All services are available and staff are onsite.

Is the shelter open?

Yes, the shelter remains open 24/7.

Is the Drop-In Center open?

Yes, the Drop-In Center is open. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Drop-In Center has special rules in place. Please visit our Drop-In Center webpage for specific information.

Food bags are available throughout the day.

Can homeless and vulnerable youth still access Daybreak’s other services?

Yes, all of Daybreak’s services are fully functioning.

All staff are available on-site or via telehealth.

If a youth isn’t already working with a Daybreak employee, they can call our hotline at 937-461-1000 for immediate assistance.

Is Lindy’s Bakery open?

In short, yes. The core work of Lindy’s Bakery as a job-readiness training program for our youth remains intact.

Lindy’s has pivoted, however, out of baking dog treats into commercial meal preparation. The focus is on providing all meals for Daybreak youth, and future expansion is possible.

Here are two ways you can help:

  1. You can make a financial gift to Daybreak. Because each youth has different needs, it’s important for Daybreak to have the financial flexibility to meet those needs in order to keep our youth moving forward on their paths out of homelessness.

You can make your online gift here or mail your check (with, if you like, a copy of this donation form) to:

Daybreak Development Department
605 S Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45402

  1. You can visit our Amazon Wish List to buy supplies and have them shipped to Daybreak. By doing this, you’re following Daybreak’s social distancing guidelines as visitors aren’t able to be onsite yet.

Media Inquiries

Please call Joan Schiml, chief development officer, at 937-395-4600 ext. 114.