Events

The staff at DFYF and our Community Board hold community and fundraising events throughout 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 & Activities


Chili Bowl VI 

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.


Friends Helping Families

Please join us in helping some of our youth and their families have a wonderful, wish-filled holiday. Click here to find out more.

Contact us to adopt-a-family (or two!) for the holidays.


Winter is Here
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave

Mark your calendar for our second annual winter concert! And yes, Hello My Name is Duane WILL be playing again this year.


30th Annual State of the Child Luncheon
May 8, 2019
Greater Columbus Convention Center

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 30th State of the Child Luncheon, Directions for Youth & Families’ signature event where we come together as a community to recognize “the state of the child” in central Ohio. Our luncheon is one-of-a-kind 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.


Dogs & Drinks for Directions
August/September 2019

We’re hosting our Dogs & Drinks event in a warm weather month to take advantage of outdoor space. Details coming soon of our hot dog tasting extravaganza!