Programs

Depaul USA manages Daybreak Day Resource Center to provide support services and a warm, welcome refuge to those affected by homelessness in Macon, GA.

Daybreak Day Resource Center

Every weekday in Macon, an average of 100 homeless men and women visit Depaul USA Daybreak to receive services that help them overcome the immediate crisis of homelessness. These services include:

  • Housing and housing placement
  • Case management
  • Breakfast and snacks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Showers
  • Free health clinic
  • Access to phones and computers
  • Transportation assistance
  • Identification and documentation

Additional Programming in Macon

Affordable Housing

Two houses on Woodliff Street in Macon are part of Depaul USA’s affordable housing portfolio. They contain a total of three living spaces. Residents pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income in rent.

Social Enterprise: Wear Thrift Store

Wear has been providing ‘thrift with a twist’ in downtown Macon, GA since 2015. Wear is a social enterprise of Depaul USA, where shoppers can have fun finding a bargain while supporting transformational services at Daybreak Day Resource Center.

Visit https://wearmacon.com/ to learn more.

2018 Outcomes

22,863 visits

11,348 hygiene services

20,832 meals

41 people moved into permanent housing

61 individuals found employment or increased their benefits

Graham

“I might be dead by now if it wasn’t for Daybreak.”

Graham had an aneurysm and because of a heart condition, he could no longer handle the physical demands of his work. The prosperous cabinetry business disintegrated, and his marriage ended. Graham was alone. While he was in the hospital recovering from surgery, Graham signed over his power of attorney to his girlfriend. She cleaned him out, taking more than $100,000.

Circumstances led Graham to Macon. It was a “shock to his system”, having no income. Graham found himself homeless, living in a tent alongside the Ocmulgee River. During the daytime hours, Graham would spend time off the streets at Daybreak

While spending time at Daybreak, Sr. Katherine, whom he credits especially for his better health, had him see a cardiologist, thoracic surgeon, neurologist and general practitioner. Although he does not have medical insurance, he is able to pay for the medication needed to control his chronic heart illness.

Graham now works as a part-time administrative assistant at Daybreak. He states that, “Without the help of the Sisters at Daybreak I would not be here.” He strives to repay Daybreak by helping those who need help. He is always willing to assist Daybreak whenever needed. “When you’re down and out, if you have help and determination, you can find your life turned toward the good.” With the support of others, Graham will have many more years to help others.

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