We’ve Been Doing This for 40 Years

Daybreak has been the only youth crisis shelter available in the Mahoning Valley since 1976. It is a community-based, ten-bed shelter providing a comprehensive safe haven as well as crisis counseling services to run away, “throwaway” or otherwise homeless youth from ages 11 to 18.

Youth who are homeless or unable to safely remain in their homes can count on us to provide safe, comfortable, effective services and keep them out of the child welfare system.


Thousands of runaway and homeless youth have found a temporary refuge at Daybreak. It is the only program in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties that can provide shelter for unaccompanied youth who are below age 18.


Studies show that 50% of adolescents aging out of foster care and juvenile justice systems will be homeless within six months because they are unprepared to live independently and have limited education and no social support. We want to break this cycle of homelessness through the comprehensive services we offer.

About Daybreak Youth Crisis Shelter

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Our mission is to help individuals and families build better lives and a stronger community.

Our vision is to be recognized and respected as a leading community and family service agency that is distinguished by its unique ability to provide comprehensive, easily accessible and timely services.

Daybreak Youth Crisis Center is a program of COMPASS Family & Community Services.

Administrative Office:
535 Marmion Ave
Youngstown, OH 44502

(330) 782-5664