Daybreak has been caring for homeless and vulnerable youth in the Miami Valley for 45 years. We remain committed to our mission despite COVID-19.

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

Every time they enter the building, employees and youth are screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

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. Lindy’s has pivoted, however, out of the dog treat baking business into the commercial meal preparation business by partnering with Miami Valley Meals. Daybreak youth work alongside the chefs and staff of Miami Valley Meals to prepare meals for those organizations that feed those who are in need in the Miami Valley. Currently, 4,000 meals are prepared each week.

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 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 and keeping yourself safe at home.

Media Inquiries

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