What We Do

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

Dawning Family Services incorporates programs and case management

to create a personalized plan for each family. The myriad of 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

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Employment Support Services

Outcomes

In 2020, Dawning Family Services (formerly Alpha House of Tampa) is proud to share that we:

We sheltered 1129 adults onsite of the emergency shelter

We sheltered 192 children onsite of the emergency shelter

Served 77 families through our post-shelter support services

Housed 64 families through our Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Program, which provides security and utility deposits, rental assistance, and post-shelter case management services.

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100% of adults participated in life-skills training

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77% of families left to permanent housing as defined by HUD

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53% of adults advanced their education and/or improved their ability to gain and retain meaningful employment

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80% of children who received Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) developmental screenings were at or above their developmental milestones and ready for school (the others were referred to outside agencies for additional support)

Cassandra's Story

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