Dawning Family Services incorporates programs and case management
to create a personalized plan for each family. The myriad of services include:
Safe and secure shelter
Housing search programs
Prevention & diversion services
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) assistance
Post-shelter support to ensure a family's continued housing stability
Dawning Family Services, formerly Alpha House of Tampa, has been serving the homeless since 1981. Until recently, we offered shelter and support services to only pregnant women and women alone with small children — the “maternity home” model. In 2018, our Board of Directors approved a new mission to reflect the agency’s desire to address the growing need we are witnessing to serve families beyond our historic core population.
In addition, Dawning Family Services is significantly stepping up efforts to serve the critical need that exists in our community to provide housing stability for all disenfranchised families. This involves increasing the number of our emergency shelter units, expanding the population we serve to include a broader range of family types, and launching a new prevention program to provide basic needs and essential supports. Our newly expanded services will include both residential (emergency shelter) and non-residential (drop-in) services.