Fresh Start & Transitional Support

At Daily Bread, Inc. we ensure that no one faces hunger or homelessness alone. We are partners on the journey to self-sufficiency. As a partner, our programs help address many of the issues that impact our hungry or homeless neighbors. 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 offer our Fresh Start program. Fresh Start services include:

  • Hot Showers
  • Fresh clean clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Clean blankets, mats, and sleeping bags
  • Clean shoes and socks

Transitional Support
Transitioning from food insufficient or homeless to self-sufficient can be a challenging path with many roadblocks. As a partner on the journey, we provide transitional support services aimed at assisting our clients transition to self-sufficiency and eliminate many of the roadblocks along the way. Often times, 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 but they don’t have the means to get there. We remove those barriers and assist with much more. Our transitional support services include:

  • Assistance obtaining identification and/or birth certificate
  • Transportation assistance 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 to receive mail
  • Provide local transportation support such as bikes and bus passes

We believe in empowering our hungry and/or homelessness neighbors rather than enabling them. That is why in most cases, clients must complete volunteer hours at Daily Bread to earn resources such as bikes, bus passes, and identification.