A safe haven for homeless youth

Daybreak has been a cornerstone of services to youth in the Mahoning Valley since 1976. It is a community-based, 10-bed shelter providing a comprehensive safe haven as well as crisis counseling services to runaway, “throwaway” or otherwise homeless youth from ages 11 to 18.


Temporary Refuge

Thousands of runaway and homeless youth have found a temporary refuge at Daybreak.

It is the only program in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties that can provide shelter for unaccompanied youth who are below age 18.


Avoid placement in child welfare custody

Daybreak is the only agency that serves homeless youth, enabling them to avoid placement in child welfare custody. We help to keep them out of the system. Without Daybreak, the community would not have services for youth who are homeless or unable to safely remain in their homes for many reasons. Daybreak provides safe, comfortable, effective services for this important population.

Facility Tour

Video Library

Shalaina's Story

Shalaina talks about her experience at Daybreak, and how it has helped her future.