Daystar was founded in 1982 as a small parish ministry of "people helping people" to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families. Recognized as an important asset in the community, Daystar has grown into a major social service agency. Last fiscal year, Daystar impacted the lives of more than 45,000 children, women, and men. The goal is to alleviate the suffering and hopelessness experienced by members of the community who are economically or physically challenged. Most recipients are living below the federal poverty level.
Thousands of individuals and families are helped each year through the support of our regular volunteers and only four full-time and two part-time staff.More than 96% of every dollar is used for Client Services and only 4% for Administration.