Offering a hand up to those in need




Local Chefs Support
New Dawn Outreach
Free Hot Showers
Every Wednesday

Love Cleans is now at the New Dawn Outreach Center every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


We are excited to have some of Jacksonville's top restaurants partnering with New Dawn Outreach by offering interactive virtual online classes.


Join Chef Rebecca Reed of the Black Sheep Restaurant Group on Thursday, October 22.  Chef Reed oversees the pastry programs at Orsay, Black Sheep and Bellwether Restaurants and is the recent winner of Food Network's "Chopped Sweets."  She will be teaching us how to create custom truffles for the upcoming holidays.


Come cook alongside Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo on Monday, October 26.  Chef Dennis, 2018 winner of the General Mills’ Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, will be teaching us how to make Kabocha Pumpkin Potstickers on a sherry cream sauce.


We hope you can join us for both events.  Proceeds will benefit New Dawn Outreach in providing assistance and support to our homeless community in Jacksonville.


Below are links to purchase your tickets through Eventbrite.  If you are not able to join us live, you will still have the option to access the classes after the events.

A Special
Thank You!
to all our volunteers

Recent Events

A Message from our Executive Director
New Dawn Café

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the closure of New Dawn Cafe.  With the COVID situation, many of the downtown businesses still have folks working from home, and there is just not enough business for us to sustain.

Thank you to all of our supporters and patrons.  We appreciate you and your business.  Please continue to follow our outreach activities at the New Dawn Outreach Center. --Dawn Elmore

Volunteer Days at the New Dawn Outreach Center

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped with the cleanup and painting of our new building at 350 East Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville, and a special thank you to the Ditech Financial office in Jacksonville that shared 14 of their finest employees with us to volunteer over the three volunteer work days.

Click here for more photos of volunteers working at the New Dawn Outreach Center