Dayspring Center Family Emergency Shelter - Indianapolis, IN

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1537 N. Central Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
: (317) 635-6780
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Description: Dayspring Center Emergency Shelter
Dayspring Center operates 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Families seeking assistance at our emergency shelter are typically at a crisis stage, and require the compassionate care and support of our case management team. While the bare necessities of food, clothing and shelter are of critical importance to Dayspring residents, we realize we have to do more to break the cycle of homelessness. At Dayspring, we provide families devastated by homelessness the tools and resources they need to become an independent family again. With this goal in mind, Dayspring’s experienced case managers work with each family to develop a plan to help them address the underlying issues of their homelessness. When families are stabilized and ready to leave the emergency shelter facility, our services continue through the Follow-up Case Management program.

After 27 years, Dayspring Center still remains one of the few emergency shelters that can address the emergency and supportive needs of an entire family, including children of all ages, regardless of race, creed or circumstance. During a family's 45-60 day stay at Dayspring Center, providing the basics (nutritious meals, clothing and safe shelter) is important, but it is not enough to help families overcome their homelessness, permanently. It is our goal at Dayspring to empower homeless families an their children with the skills, resources and resolve to effect permanent change and achieve their goals for healthy family, independent living.

Volunteers Requests by Dayspring Center Family Emergency Shelter: Absolutely! On average, over 250 volunteers help Dayspring Center to address the needs of local homeless families and their children. From home, office, school or at the shelter, Dayspring Center has numerous volunteer opportunities to fit most busy schedules. Contact us at (317) 635-6780 x235 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Donation Requests by Dayspring Center Family Emergency Shelter: Our shelter runs very much like a home only multiplied by 14 families. Our meal program requires 795 gallons of milk to allow each homeless child a glass of milk with each meal during their stay. Please go to our website for a complete list of supply needs.

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2020-02-17

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