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DFYF CEO Speaks at the White House & Other News


Check out: > Fall Newsletter > Rhys’ story: Music is Life video > Safelite Impact Video > OSU College of Social Work video, our CEO talks about serving minority populations > Buy Resilience film screening Oct 19th tickets > Buy Shadowbox Tickets for “The Shadow Zone” Nov 11th, enter “Parker Lee Event” in drop-down menu

Resilience followed by a Panel Discussion

State of the Child dance

Thank you to all who joined us October 19th at Gateway Film Center for the sell-out screening of Resilience. A big thank-you to panelists Dr. Bobbi Beale, Duane Casares, and Carol Taylor and to Kenton Beachy and Mental Health America of Franklin County for partnering with us for the event. The film looked at the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Friends Helping Families!

State of the Child dance

It's that time of year! Please join us in helping some of our youth and their families have a wonderful, wish-filled holiday! A little help at holiday time is a true gift to our client families. You can send a donation and DFYF volunteers will do the shopping. Or you can adopt one of our families and we will provide you with their "wish list".

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State of the Child Luncheon is May 3, 2017!

State of the Child dance

Thank you to all who attended and supported our 2016 State of the Child Luncheon! We enjoyed youth performances and we were moved by some of the stories shared by our clients and their families. Thank you to our 2016 Presenting Champion Sponsor American Electric Power, Leadership Sponsor Nationwide, and Benefactor Sponsors Honda of America Mfg, Inc. and L Brands Foundation. Click here for more details.

Listen to Duane & Dave Sunday mornings

97.1 fan radio

Tune in Sunday mornings for 97.1 The Fan Columbus Perspective Program. DFYF’s CEO, Duane Casares, addresses community and mental health issues in the last 20 minutes of the program which airs 7 – 8 a.m. each Sunday morning. Have a behavioral or mental health question for Duane to address? Click here to send your question. Click here to go to 97.1 The Fan.

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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