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:


Safe and secure bridge housing


Housing search programs


Prevention & diversion services


Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) assistance


Post-bridge housing support to ensure a family's continued housing stability


Employment Support Services


In 2021, Dawning Family Services (formerly Alpha House of Tampa) is proud to share that we:

We sheltered 114 adults onsite of the emergency shelter

We sheltered 178 children onsite of the emergency shelter

Served 70 families through our post-shelter support services

Housed 45 families through our Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Program, which provides security and utility deposits, rental assistance, and post-shelter case management services.


100% of adults participated in life-skills training


79% of families left to permanent housing as defined by HUD


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

55 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.