WHAT’S NEW2020-09-04T11:42:46-04:00


Daybreak has partnered with Miami Valley Meals

Daybreak is proud to announce a new partnership with Miami Valley Meals, a pilot program initiated by Dayton-area chefs to make and deliver meals to those in need using food donated by the Food Bank. Lindy’s Bakery facility will serve as the primary production location. The chefs started cooking meals with our youth this week, teaching them professional culinary skills and delivery logistics. They produced 750 meals that are now [...]

September 18th, 2020|News|
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Finding his voice and making sense of suffering

How one Daybreak youth uses music composition to realize a higher purpose The noonday sun streams in through a corner window. The sound of rhythmic and measured inhales and exhales fills the room. The instructor calls out cues for breathing and moving. A young man in the corner responds with ease and graceful movements. His audible breathing sets the pace for everyone else. Meet Da’Marcus. The 24-year-old yogi [...]

September 8th, 2020|Newsletters|

From watching on the sidelines to leading the group

How one Daybreak youth found his self-confidence In September 2019 we sat down to chat with 23-year-old Travis. As you read, keep in mind that donors, through their gifts, play an important roll in Travis' life. Daybreak: How did you hear about Daybreak? Travis: I was 14 years old and in foster care. Greene County Children Services took foster kids on a tour of Daybreak. I found myself needing [...]

December 18th, 2019|Newsletters|
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Daybreak Changed My Life

There is an old saying that goes: “What doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger…” So just call me Hercules. In my 19 years of life’s experiences, I have endured more obstacles than the average person has in an entire lifetime. My life first took a drastic change at the age of 9, when I entered the foster care system. I remember my initial reaction as being one [...]

August 4th, 2019|Youth Stories|



My life My fear My pain My tears My friends come When rough times come around They always do appear Never…will you get that Chance to put me down Never...will you have another chance to make me frown For I have become A person with inspiration That works hard under the presure As long as I believe in me I will continue to conquer All rough trials that may [...]

August 4th, 2019|Youth Poems|


They said I was born to fail… They said I would be mentally retarded and that my life was over before it had even started. They said that I would eventually end up in some type of institution that would have to give me ‘round the clock care with someone to wipe the drool off my chin as I absently sat there. They said a lot of things, and [...]

August 4th, 2019|Youth Poems|
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