Dawn Center
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Our Vision - A community free from violence and abuse

Mission Statement - To break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence by providing supportive services and leadership that promotes social change.

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Dash for Dawn 5K Flyer

Sept 13th - Join us at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville for the Dash for Dawn Center 5k! This year's theme is Take Back the Night! Event features a glow in the dark night run which symbolizes freedom from domestic and sexual violence and benefits Dawn Center of Hernando County. Individual and Family registrations available online now. Visit and search "Dash for Dawn Center" for more information and to register. See you there!!

The Shelter is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week for women and children that are victims of physical, mental or sexual abuse. Services include shelter, information/referral, hot line, intervention, support groups, court advocacy, service management and community education. All shelter services are provided free of charge and regardless of age, race, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religious affiliation or income.

Nine Core Services:

  • -24 hour Crisis Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter for women and children
  • Assessment referral for resident children
  • Crisis counseling for victims and their children
  • Information and referral services
  • Education and Community Awareness
  • Safety Planning
  • Training for law enforcement and professionals
  • Service Management
The Suncoast Combined Federal Campaign is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and The Dawn Center(#17051) is one of its participating charities. Click the link below for some of the upcoming events and more information about the CFC.

Suncoast Combined Federal Campaign


We are proud to be funded by the following

sm_DCF_logohealth logoUnited Way Hernando


"Dawn Center of Hernando County is an equal opportunity services provider since 1986. Dawn Center victim services are free of charge. In accordance with Federal law, this agency is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, political beliefs or disability (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Interpreter services will be provided for the deaf or hard of hearing, and persons with limited English proficiency free of cost. Accommodations will be made available to persons with disabilities if requested 5 days prior to the event."

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 17:19

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Outreach Office

Legal Advocate



Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Sexual Hotline

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