The staff at DFYF and our Community Board hold community and fundraising events thoughout the year. We hope you attend a few events, learn more about DFYF programs and support the work we do with youth and families in our community.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 9th, 5 – 9 pm
Park Street Saloon, 525 Park Street

IGS Presents

Warm up with friends old and new. Enjoy live music, a complimentary signature cocktail, raffle and more! Food truck fare available.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Now Through December 15, 2017

A little help from friends at holiday time is a true gift for our families who are economically challenged and facing difficult situation. You can help DFYF bring smiles and joy to youth and their families during the December 2017 holiday season. There are numerous ways to help. You can send a donation and DFYF volunteers will do the shopping DFYF can provide a “wish list” from one of our families, you do the shopping and DFYF volunteers will do the wrapping.

You can help a DFYF family by donating before December 15, 2017. Learn more here.

Thursday, February 2, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
401 W. Town Street

Directions for Youth & Families is hosting Dogs & Drinks for Directions, a casual happy hour event of networking, great food (a variety of gourmet hot dogs), music, and beverages. The event is a fundraiser for DFYF programs and services. DFYF is the largest and oldest mental and behavioral health organization in Central Ohio. We provide treatment and prevention programs to over 8,000 youth and their families annually as well as operate two youth centers providing after-school/summer programs.

Learn about the Dogs & Drinks for Directions sponsorship opportunities here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High Street

State Of The Child Luncheon

State of the Child Luncheon

The State of the Child Luncheon is DFYF’s signature event where we come together as a community to recognize “the state of the child” in Central Ohio The event is unique because of the music and dance performances enthusiastically presented by youth in our after-school programs. In addition, some of our treatment clients and families share their stories about the impact of our services. We ask you to consider partnering with us by sponsoring our largest fundraiser for the important programs and services we provide to youth and their families. We anticipate over 500 attendees for our 2018 State of the Child Luncheon.

Learn more about the State Of The Child Luncheon sponsorship opportunities here.