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Daybreak hosts prom night for girls in treatment

SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a special night for girls in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at Daybreak in Spokane. The non-profit inpatient facility hosted its first ever prom night.

The girls at Daybreak are dealing with a lot of tough issues. On prom night, however, there was nothing but smiles and laughter, and a chance to just be a kid.

“I think so many of our girls, our girls especially but all of our clients, spend a lot of time feeling awful about themselves,” said Alayna Becker, Daybreak Communications Manager. “There's a lot of shame and a lot of guilt that has to do with addiction and mental health issues and tonight is the night that is not about confronting those demons, it's about having a good time where you genuinely feel really good about yourself.”

The prom experience could not be made possible without the help of volunteers. This included a professional photographer donating her time, a DJ, Spokane Community College Cosmetology students helping with hair and makeup, and beautiful donated dresses.