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Support for our Teen Parent Connection Program


DFYF received a $75,000 grant from the hope & grace fund, a project of New Venture Fund in partnership with philosophy, inc., in support of our Teen Parent Connection program. To find out the importance of this program, watch “Semira’s Story”, about a scared, pregnant teen who went from homeless to self-sufficient and empowered.

Best Places to Work 2017!

Best Place to work 2017

DFYF is honored, for the third 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.

State of the Child Luncheon

State of the Child dance

Thank you to all who joined us May 3rd for our State of the Child Luncheon. We enjoyed youth performances, informative words from staff, 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.

Annual Campaign - Your support truly makes a difference.


Your support allows DFYF to provide treatment and prevention programs to over 8,000 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

State of the Child dance

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.



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