Fresh Start

At Daily Bread we are partners on the journey out of homelessness. As a partner, our programs help address many of the issues that impact people experiencing homelessness. For our homeless neighbors, it is important for many reasons, including health and self-esteem, that they maintain cleanliness. Cleanliness helps prevent infection/disease and improves one’s spirits and state of mind. To help prevent disease 

and improve our neighbors’ self-esteem, allowing them a fresh start to their day, we provide:

  • Hot showers

  • Fresh clean clothes

  • Toiletries

  • Clean blankets, mats, and sleeping bags

  • Clean shoes and socks

volunteer doing laundry

Transitional Support

Transitioning from living on the streets or in the woods to stable housing can be a challenging path with many roadblocks. As a partner on the journey, we provide transitional support services aimed at assisting our clients find a pathway home and eliminate many of the roadblocks along the way. Often, our clients find themselves without proper identification to secure a job or other support services. Or, some have a friend or family member willing to welcome them into their home out of state and need the means to get there.

Our transitional support services include:

  • Assistance obtaining identification and/or birth certificate

  • Transportation support such as bikes and buss passes for reuniting our homeless neighbors with their family or friends for housing

  • Serve as an address for resumes and job applications, and as a mail stop

We believe in empowering our hungry and/or homeless neighbors rather than enabling them. Our clients have many opportunities to volunteer at Daily Bread, sharing what they have to offer, and adding their “sweat-equity” as we seek to find a solution to their challenges together.