Dayspring Center Indianapolis

Po Box 44105
Indianapolis, IN 46244

(317) 635-6780 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: family crisis shelter, case management, homeless children assistance.

General Information:
Dayspring Center Emergency Shelter Dayspring Center operates 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-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 and shelter are of critical importance to Dayspring residents, we realize we have to do more to break the cycle of homelessness. At Dayspring, we provide families devastated by homelessness the tools and resources they need to become an independent family again. With this goal in mind, 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, our services continue through the Follow-up Case Management program. Follow-up Case Management Follow-up Case Management's (FCM) overall goal is to further stabilize families and help them remain housed after leaving the intensive support system provided in the emergency shelter, as well as transitional housing. Statistics show that 45%-50% of formerly homeless families, who are without some form of supportive services, are likely to be back in a local shelter within 3 months. During the first 6-9 months a family has obtained housing, the Follow-up Case Manager provides critical intervention at the first sign of a setback. Home visits are regularly conducted, offering objective guidance and a link to necessary services. Since its introduction in 2004, the FCM program has shown to significantly increase the number of formerly homeless families able to sustain housing one year after exiting an emergency shelter. Meeting the Needs of Homeless Children – The Children's Services Program Homelessness hurts, especially the children! Homeless children are not simply at risk; many are slow to develop the cognitive, social and behavioral skills they need to realize their full potential. We recognize addressing the needs of homeless children today requires more than just warm meals, a safe place to sleep and returning to school. Without the intervention of intensive support services at this young age, homelss children are less likely to acquire the tools they need to reach their full potential and avoid the path of poverty in their future. For this reason, the Children's Services Program (CSP) was established in 2011. The program is an extension of Dayspring's core services, only tailored to children. Children meet regularly with the CSP Director and are thoroughly assessed for their physical and emotional health. Conditions and circumstances impeding their physical, behavioral and/or cognitive development are flagged as "areas of concern" and addressed with individualized attention and/or services for up to six months, if needed. In addition, children's programming includes weekday after-school tutoring, weekly arts and crafts gatherings, birthday celebrations and a 6-week summer camp program, Camp Discovery. The Children's Services Program provides a more intensive approach to help children cope and overcome the adverse effects of their family's homelessness.


Helpful Definitions For Dayspring Center Indianapolis:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Dayspring Center Indianapolis:
Be a volunteer. Call Dayspring Center Indianapolis at (317) 635-6780 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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