We helped more than 150 families in central Indiana last year. Help us provide food, shelter and clothing to more families. Ways to Give DID YOU KNOW? The average age of a homeless person in the U.S. is 7 years old. Learn More At least 70% of families entering
Dayspring Center exit and move
into affordable housing.
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Empowering homeless families and their children with the tools and resources to live a healthier, independent way of life.

A Message to our Supporters

Your generosity is a powerful gift and it’s one that can last a lifetime. Your gifts, no matter the size, help us to provide life’s essentials to homeless families and their children – a warm meal, hygiene supplies, and a safe, comfortable room for the family to stay, together! Every gift sent our way, can help homeless families to stand on their own. Our continued services depend on it. Donations may be made on our secure donation page.

A Message to our Volunteers

Inside the shelter volunteer service is on hold until further notice to protect our families, staff, and you! You can still put your volunteer spirit to work to help the families.

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A key component of Dayspring’s mission is to empower our parents and to help them to have a sense of pride. One way we do this is by allowing them the opportunity to experience the joy of choosing and providing Christmas gifts for their children.

Friends and partners of Dayspring Center may participate in our Adopt-a-Family Program by purchasing gift cards for the homeless children enrolled in Dayspring programs. The Dayspring staff will accompany the parent(s) on a shopping trip to purchase gifts for their children.

Type of Cards Requested: Walmart, Target, Visa or MasterCard ($100 per child)

  • $100 – Gift card for a family with one child
  • $200 – In gift cards for a family with two children
  • $300 – In gift cards for a family with three children
  • Up to $600 in gift cards for a family with six children

We are asking all donations be received no later than Wednesday, December 7th, 2022.

On behalf of our families and the entire Dayspring staff, thank you for your thoughtfulness and support. Your kindness and generosity make it possible for our families to have hope for the holidays.

Questions? Please contact for Felicia Steele, Donations 317-635-6780 x 233 or at