Hurricane Ian

Dawning Family Services administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday. If you need to reach us, please email, as this email will be monitored during the storm.
For up-to-date information on Hurricane Ian for Hillsborough County, click the link below.

Our Mission

We embrace diverse families with children touched by housing instability or homelessness and support their transition to a safe and stable home.


Join in with community members in Dawning Family Service’s annual OktoberFEAST! OktoberFEAST is a food drive of nonperishable items to help families who have been touched by homelessness.

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:


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

Nearly Four Decades of Serving Families in Hillsborough County

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Corporate Partnerships

Cassandra’s Story

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