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Daybreak, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 01/07/1997.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Daybreak, Inc.
Phone: (937) 395-4600
Fax: (937) 395-4610
Address: 605 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402
Report Expiration Date: January 1, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1975
Principal: Ms. Linda L. Kramer, CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Linda L. Kramer, CEO - (937) 395-4600
Incorporated: January 1975, OH
Employees: 44 Full Time. 23 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Children & Youth, Emergency Shelters, Training Programs
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Lindy & Co.

Stated Purpose

According to Daybreak, Inc., its mission is "to eliminate youth homelessness in the Miami Valley through comprehensive and results-oriented programs that provide safety and stability for runaway, troubled and homeless youth, ages 10-21."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Daybreak, Inc.'s activities include responding to youths' needs with intervention, advocacy and education. Daybreak, Inc. provides a 24-hour shelter and counseling, youth development programming, independent living opportunities, and community education and outreach.

For the year ended June 30, 2011, Daybreak, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Emergency Shelter:$1,005,195


Group Home:


Violence-Free Youth:
Total Program Expenses:$2,923,603


Chief Executive Officer:Linda L. Kramer
Chair of the Board:Timothy Rice
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:DP&L
Board Size:14
Paid Staff Size:44 Full Time. 23 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Daybreak, Inc. raises funds through direct mail appeals, telephone appeals, special events, grant proposals and internet appeals.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 totaled 11.3% of related contributions.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Daybreak, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2011:

 Federal grants$1,167,196
 Other grants$539,631
 Fees for services$628,354
 Investment income$184,009
 Total Income:$3,396,764
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$2,923,603 79.90%86.07%
 Fund Raising:$294,595 8.05%8.67%
 Administrative:$440,804 12.05%12.98%
 Total Expenses:$3,659,002
Excess of Income over Expenses$-262,238
Ending Net Assets:$10,081,559

Notes and Comments

The BBB's Charitable Advisory Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet the voluntary BBB Standards for Charity Accountability addressing governance and oversight, measuring effectiveness, finances, fund raising and informational materials.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (937) 461-1000

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Report as of December 18, 2014 08:19
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