Our Mission

We create sustainable change in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable families.

Celebrating 41 years of service!

March 7th marks our 41st birthday! Celebrate with us by donating $41 for our 41 years of services!
Make a monthly gift of $41 or make a one-time gift of $500. 

Cassandra's Story helping vulnerable families


Meet Cassandra, a past Dawning Family Services client. Listen to her story,
in her own words.

Cassandra has overcome so much. We can’t help but feel proud of all that Cassandra has accomplished with the support from Dawning Family Services.

A Single Father's Journey

Tim is a single father who sacrifices everything for his son, Devin who suffers from a severe medical condition that requires constant care. 

To learn more about Tim’s journey with DFS please click the link below.  

Watch Our Progress

Family Welcome Center

Dawning Family Services incorporates programs and case management

to create a personalized plan for each family. The myriad services include:

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Safe and secure shelter

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Housing search programs

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Prevention & diversion services

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Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) assistance

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Post-shelter support to ensure a family’s continued housing stability

Nearly Four Decades of Serving Families in Hillsborough County

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Cassandra’s Story

Meet Cassandra, a past Dawning Family Services client. Listen to her story, in her own words.