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What We Do

Dayspring provides homeless families and their children with the tools and resources to live a healthier, independent way of life.

Dayspring is an emergency shelter for homeless families, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Families seeking assistance at our emergency shelter are typically at a crisis stage and require the compassionate care and support of our case management team. While the bare necessities of food, clothing & shelter are of critical importance, Dayspring’s experienced case managers work with each family to develop a plan to help them address the underlying issues of their homelessness. When families are stabilized and ready to leave the emergency shelter facility, Dayspring services continue through the Follow-up Case Management Program.

Emergency Shelter

Follow-up Care

If you need help now call 317-635-6780.

If you need help now
call 317-635-6780.

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

Dayspring Center is the only emergency shelter in the city that allows families to stay together.

FORMER HOMELESS CHILD GIVES BACK

FORMER HOMELESS CHILD GIVES BACK

A junior at Indiana University who experienced homelessness as a child, returns as Camp Counselor for Dayspring’s Camp Discovery Program.

MORE THAN FOOD, SHELTER & SAFETY

MORE THAN FOOD, SHELTER & SAFETY

Dayspring services address physical, emotional, behavioral & cognitive health to help children cope & overcome the effects of homelessness.

7 YEARS OLD

7 YEARS OLD

30% of the local homeless population is youth. Your support can change someone’s whole life

Real impact

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Residents in follow-up programs remain housed after 6 months of living away from shelter services

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Homeless Children Learn to Thrive at Special Summer Camp

WRTV Hope is coming full circle at Dayspring Center, a homeless shelter for families in Indianapolis.  The center runs Camp Discovery every year, a summer camp for children who have been at the shelter. This year, one of their former campers has returned as a counselor.

Edmonds is a 19-year old psychology student at Indiana University Bloomington working as a camp counselor over the summer. She also used to be homeless

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FORUM Credit Union Donates Van to Dayspring Center

FORUM Credit Union raised money by taking part in a variety of activities with the hopes of buying a passenger van for Dayspring Center, an emergency shelter that assists homeless families with children in Central Indiana. The credit union met its goal and presented the van to the Dayspring staff and board in May 2022. This van replaced a van donated by FORUM in 2010. Dayspring uses the van to shuttle children to summer camp and serve the needs of the families residing at the Center.

Upcoming Events

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SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY MAY 19

Gather your family, friends, dogs, and more to join Dayspring in this year’s “Walking for Dreams” event. 100% of the funds you raise will be used to help us meet the essential needs of the homeless families and children we serve.

DAYSPRING CENTER PRESENTS

Dayspring Golf Classic

SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
The Sagamore Golf Club: An Outing to End Family Homelessness

 The Dayspring Golf Classic is an annual 18-hole golf tournament that embodies the spirit of our community coming together to support Dayspring’s mission. Your involvement makes a real impact on the lives of those that Dayspring serves.

Information available in April.
Check out the 2023 Golf Classic Photo Gallery.

Tweets from @DayspringIndy

🌟Our volunteers shine brighter than ever! 🌟Janice, our Volunteer Coordinator, and Roscoe, our Kitchen Manager, have a heartfelt message just for you this #VolunteerAppreciationWeek!
Visit https://dayspringindy.org/volunteer to join our loving community. 💖

We need your support to make #WalkingforDreams event a success! Our goal is to raise $15,000, and we're relying on our community to help us reach it. Register as a walker and receive a FREE T-shirt! We encourage all Dayspring walkers to aim for a minimum of $100 in pledges.

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