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United Way Award for Excellance

Directions for Youth & Families

Receives the Agency Award of Excellence 2013

From United Way of Central Ohio




DFYF CEO talks at Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum
CEO Duane Casares participated in a Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum on the impact of stress and trauma on the development of young people.
Click here to read the Columbus Dispatch article featuring his remarks.



Thanks to your support, the 2014 Taking Strides for Kids 5K

raised more than $10,000 for programs and services to help young people have positive futures.

See photos and race results here.




Ohio Avenue Virtual Tour 


ParkerLee Foundation

Thanks to our friends at the Parker Lee Foundation for their generosity and passion for helping kids in our community have opportunities to positive futures by creating a scholarship fund for young people who participate in our after school programs and graduate from high school. Watch for more information about the scholarship fund and ways you can help us encourage kids to stay in school.

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2014 SOTC Report 

Thanks to all who sponsored and attended the 25th State of the Child Luncheon!

Click here to see photos and a video recap of the event.


Talk Radio At Its Best 

What is your question about mental health?
Click here for details.

Click here to go to 97.1 The Fan



The Ohio State Bar Association provides a wealth of general information for the public.  Click here to access information and learn more.