We believe that every member of the community deserves the tools to create and maintain self-sufficiency.

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


Board of Directors

Executive Board

Debra Palmer
President/Owner, Palmer Home and Business Inventory Professionals

Vice Chair
Janet L. Kumpu
Chief Operating Officer, VASTEC

Lindsay Grinstead
Director of Marketing & Sponsorship, International Plaza

Cliff Miller
Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Past Chair
Tina Dumar, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Peerfit


Kathy Barlow
Senior Vice President, Marsh McLennan

Elizabeth Colón
Client Executive, Mercer Health and Benefits

Danielle Diaz
Of Counsel, Greenberg Trauig, P. A.

Sondra J. Fogel, Ph.D
Associate Professor, University of South Florida School of Social Work

Robin Kraemer
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Cadence Rx

Stephanie Krager
Deputy Sheriff, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Homeless Initiative Team Coordinator | Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator

Janice Polo
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, BayCare Health System



Mona Duffus, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

Tammi Casagni
Director of Programs

Our Success Stories

Read a testimonial from Emma who shares the story about her homelessness and that of her mother and sons, and the support Dawning Family Services provided to help her achieve housing stability.