DFYF offers a continuum of services that spans psychiatric and psychological services, mental and behavioral health treatment, and after-school and prevention programming.
DFYF clinicians, trained in trauma and resiliency-oriented practices including the Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency (ARC) trauma treatment framework, provide outreach counseling in homes, schools, and other community settings.
Many of our programs address some of the most difficult situations a child might experience – domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect, grief and loss. DFYF counselors provide resilience kits – individualized to the client’s needs – to help youth develop safe and effective strategies to manage, regulate and work through emotional responses.
DFYF operates two youth centers providing an environment that is safe, positive, and educational; both located in high-risk neighborhoods and offering creative outlets and developmentally appropriate experiences that serve as healthy alternatives to delinquent activities prevalent in those neighborhoods
DFYF provides new opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods, helps clients learn to heal and build resilience, and contributes to a healthy community – one individual, one family at a time.