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State of the Child Luncheon is May 3, 2017!

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We invite you to join us May 3rd 11:30-1:00 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus for youth performances and powerful stories shared by our clients and their families. Thank you to our 2017 Presenting Champion Sponsor American Electric Power, Leadership Sponsor Nationwide, and Benefactor Sponsor L Brands Foundation. $75 per person, table of 10 $750. Click here to purchase tickets.

Thank you Dogs & Drinks for Directions supporters!

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Thank you to all who joined us January 26th at Strongwater for an evening of networking, gourmet hot dogs, beverages, and music. All while supporting a very worthy organization serving Central Ohio youth and their families. Thank you sponsors and Columbus Clippers hot dogs, Rooster's, Tony's Coneys and Dirty Franks for a great tasting!

Annual Campaign - Your support truly makes a difference.


Your support allows DFYF to provide treatment and prevention programs to over 7,800 Central Ohio youth and their families. Changing lives. Changing communities. We invite you to be part of the change. Please donate today.

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Safelite Impact Story

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Ohio Avenue Youth Center kids were filmed for a Safelite Impact video. We were pleased to show off our new van and it's importance to our youth programs. Thank you Safelite Foundation for your grant towards the new van and for choosing our story! View video here.

Best Places to Work 2016!

Best Place to work 2015

DFYF is honored, for the second year, to be named one of the Top 50 best nonprofit agencies to work for in the U.S. by The Nonprofit Times, the leading business magazine for nonprofit management, in its April 2016 issue.



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