Donor Stories: Mike & Terry Bevis

Mike and Terry Bevis True advocates for Daybreak youth, today and in the future. “Daybreak is a gem of the Gem City,” said Daybreak donor and supporter Terry Bevis. While we agree with that statement, it is our donors, like Mike and Terry Bevis, who are the gems of Daybreak. 15 Years and Counting. Mike and Terry have been involved with Daybreak for fifteen years as donors and [...]

September 30th, 2023|CFY, Donors, Newsletters|

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, [...]

September 12th, 2023|David's Place, News, Newsletters|

605 Main Entrance Closed

Early on Saturday, September 9, a vehicle struck the front entrance of our mail building at 605 South Patterson Boulevard, causing significant damage. Fortunately, nobody inside Daybreak was injured in this event. Due to the damage however, the front entrance to our 605 building is closed indefinitely, while our facilities team and outside partners can make repairs. All of our services, including our 24/7 emergency shelter for youths age 10-22 [...]

September 11th, 2023|News|

Locally Owned Pizza Chain Gives Back In More Ways Than One

For the second year in a row, locally owned craft pizza restaurant Old Scratch Pizza has provided Daybreak and David's Place at Daybreak with not only a sizeable monetary contribution, but also custom designed tees and tanks inspired by Pride month in Dayton. As part of the chain's popular "cones for a cause" event in June, customers and staff helped raise funds for Daybreak and it's unique programming for homeless [...]

July 22nd, 2023|News|

CFY Table Captain Luncheon A Success

Recently we had a chance to host a luncheon for our Champions For Youth table captains, and invite them to meet our newest executive leaders as well as to provide their valuable feedback on how we can improve the event for years to come! In addition to the catered lunch and conversation, Daybreak staff were able to present table captains with a special commemorative lapel pin noting the number of [...]

July 17th, 2023|CFY, News|

Daybreak Receives Silver Seal of Transparency from Candid

Dayton, OH - Daybreak Dayton, the Miami Valley's only emergency shelter for youth and young adults, is proud to announce that they have once again received the Silver Seal of Transparency from Candid. This recognition furthers Daybreak's commitment to positive stewardship and transparency with our supporter base. The Candid Silver Seal of Transparency is a recognition awarded by Candid (formerly GuideStar) to nonprofit organizations that meet certain standards of transparency. [...]

June 29th, 2023|News|

Daybreak Staff Featured In Recent USA Today article on LGBTQ homelessness

This June, Daybreak CEO Alisha Murray and David's Place director Josh Egeland were both featured prominently in an article produced by USA Today on the alarming trend of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQIA+ in significant numbers. The piece was a part of the publication's ongoing focus on Pride month in America. To read the full article, click here. One of the more emotional points in the article features the statistic [...]

June 23rd, 2023|News|



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