Improving lives of individuals, families, and communities through counseling, education, and support.
Directions for Youth & Families impacts over 6,000 youth and their families each year through mental, emotional and behavioral health services. We are a resiliency-oriented, trauma-informed agency working and training with experts and educators. Through counseling, education and support programs we are proud of the impact we have in contributing to a healthy community – one individual, one family at a time.
You can get involved with DFYF by supporting our events and celebrating our youth.
Check out the Chili Bowl VI hosted by The Parker Lee Foundation. Sunday Nov 25 at the Grandview Theatre starting at noon watch Bengals/Browns on the big screen while enjoying chili, hot dogs, cornbread & more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. It’s all for a good cause – the Eric J. Yavitch scholarship for DFYF youth center kids.
There are many ways you can help us. Donate to our annual campaign supporting DFYF programs & services. Adopt one of our client families (or two!) for our holiday Friends Helping Families program. Buy youth created holiday cards. Mark your calendar for Winter is Here, our second annual concert event, January 31, 2019 at Woodlands Backyard (Yes, Hello My Name is Duane WILL be playing). See all our events and activities here.