Will you partner with us to safeguard our neighbors from the streets?
Every day, at 4:30 p.m., a line begins to form at the end of the driveway at the Daybreak Shelter filled with people who don’t have a safe, warm place to live. They are exhausted — worn out from the day and looking for a place to escape the bitter cold or cool down from a day outside under the hot sun.
Many of these people arrive carrying all of their belongs with them — an old jacket, some socks, important documents, a faded photograph of a child, parent or loved one in a backpack or even a trash bag.
Daybreak Shelter is always open to those who are struggling. Our guests come here eager for a safe place to rest their heads, enjoy a relaxing shower, eat a warm meal and feel welcomed with a smile. They are desperate for help.
In a small building made up of four trailers joined together, 35 men sleep in a single room and 15 women sleep in another. The pantry-sized kitchen provides about 1,500 meals every month, which are eaten on metal picnic tables in a tiny, cramped room.
The Psychological Center opened Daybreak Shelter 30 years ago in response to the growing number of individuals living in dire poverty. Homelessness and addiction are on the rise and the time for action has come once again.
For the first time in our 45 years of service, The Psychological Center is asking the community for much needed funding to support, protect, advocate for and expand services for those in need.
To help, you can Sponsor a Bed. Your generous donation of $1,000 ($2.75/day) will provide a bed with clean linens, two nutritious meals per day, a hot shower, toiletries, a safe environment and more for an entire year to a person experiencing homelessness.
Your help WILL make a difference. Your help gives hope. Your help builds dignity.
Thank you for your consideration and support of The Psychological Center.
A huge thank you to our sponsors:
- Judy, Nina & Charlie Manzi
- Commonwealth Motors
- Michael, Carina, Francesca, Michael Jr. & Robert Pappalardo