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

Tina Dumar, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Peerfit

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

Lindsay Grinstead
Director of Marketing & Sponsorship, International Plaza

Janet L. Kumpu
Chief Operating Officer, VASTEC

At Large
Liz Welch
Managing Broker, Synergistic Real Estate, LLC


Kathleen 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
HR Consultant

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

Dan Maloney, CPA
Merger & Acquisition Advisor, CPA, Certified Acquisition Advisors, LLC

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

Sue Smith, MD
Medical Director of Operations, OB Hospital Group



Patricia J. Langford
Chief Executive Officer

Jackie Dryden
Director of Advancement

Tammi Casagni
Director of Programs

Lana Liniger
Director of Operations

Our Success Stories

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