Daybreak’s emergency shelter is open and staffed 24/7 for youth ages 10 to 21.
The shelter accommodates a maximum of 24 youth and offers a variety of services including high-level security, single bedrooms, private bathrooms, comfortable common areas, three meals every day, personal care items, clothing, and more.
youth are kept safe in Daybreak’s shelter each year
Funded in part by generous grants from:
Virginia W. Kettering Foundation
Berry Family Foundation
Louise Kramer Foundation
Physician’s Charitable Foundation of the Miami Valley
At Daybreak Dayton, we understand the importance of providing a safe and secure environment for youth in crisis. Our emergency shelter program is designed to offer immediate support and assistance to young individuals who are experiencing homelessness or facing unstable living situations.
Here are some key features of our emergency shelter program:
Safe and Welcoming Space: Our facility offers a warm and inviting atmosphere where youth can find solace and support. We prioritize creating a safe space where individuals can feel comfortable and respected.
24/7 Staff Availability: Our dedicated staff members are available around the clock to ensure that youth have access to the assistance and guidance they need, whenever they need it. We provide a listening ear, emotional support, and practical resources to help young individuals navigate their current circumstances.
Basic Needs Support: We understand that meeting basic needs is crucial for a stable and healthy future. Our emergency shelter provides necessities such as food, clothing, hygiene products, and a comfortable place to sleep, ensuring that youth have their immediate needs met.
Case Management Services: Our team of experienced professionals offers comprehensive case management services to help youth develop a plan for their future. We assist with accessing education, employment opportunities, mental health support, and more, empowering young individuals to build a brighter tomorrow.
Collaborative Partnerships: We work closely with various community organizations and agencies to provide a network of resources for youth in need. Through these partnerships, we can connect individuals with additional services and support systems to create a strong foundation for their journey towards independence.
If you or someone you know is in need of emergency shelter, don’t hesitate to contact us at Daybreak Dayton. We are here to offer a helping hand and guide youth towards a brighter future.
If you’re in danger, call 9-1-1 now.
If you need help now or just need to talk, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline at