Training leads to full-time employment for three youth
A legacy gift allowed for three Daybreak youth to participate in a pilot program for weatherization certification designed by Community Action Partnership. Upon graduation two of the youth gained fulltime employment as weatherization technicians and the third youth began his career as a full-time HVAC technician. The program is expanding and Dayton has been chosen as the regional training hub.
Youth gains stable housing for herself and daughter
A legacy gift helped a young woman quickly find affordable housing for herself and her daughter after leaving a volatile home. Because of this gift, she was able to afford housing on a part-time salary while going to nursing school and caring for her daughter.
Lindy's Employment Initiative provides 12-week job skills training opportunity
A legacy gift made Daybreak’s pilot job training program, Lindy’s Employment Initiative, possible. While working in Lindy’s three-month job training program, the youth learn job skills while working in a commercial kitchen making meals for Daybreak youth staying in the emergency shelter and staff. After 12 weeks, youth graduate and work with Daybreak employment specialists to find a job.
LGBTQ+ homeless youth served through new drop-in center
A legacy gift helped make David’s Place, an LGBTQ+ drop-in center, a reality. Now homeless LGBTQ+ youth — 40% of all homeless youth — have a safe space where they can gain resources and support and be a part of a community. Thanks to the David’s Place creative writing group, one youth completed an entire novel manuscript during National Novel Writing Month.
Daybreak Coffeehouse, a new outlet for self expression
A legacy gift helped make Coffeehouse (Daybreak’s creative arts expression program) a monthly event where Daybreak youth can express themselves and relax with their peers. At Coffeehouse Daybreak youth can play an instrument, sing, dance, or perform spoken word in an inclusive and fun environment.