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Your support of Directions for Youth & Families helps make our community stronger and healthier, one individual at a time. All funding goes to our program costs, directly benefiting the young people and families we serve in central Ohio. On behalf of the youth and families we serve we thank you for your support, contributions and generosity. Together we can make a difference in young people’s lives.  

Directions for Youth & Families is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations made to the agency are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

There are many ways you can help:

Financial Contributions
Your financial gift will make a tremendous difference in helping us provide prevention and treatment programs to youth and their families. Make a secure on-line contribution now:

Or make check payable to Directions for Youth & Families and send to:

1515 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

Commemorative Gifts and Memorials

You can make your donation a tribute gift in honor or in memory of a loved one or as a gift to celebrate a special occasion.

Select DFYF as your Designated Charity

A simple and automatic way to support is to choose DFYF as recipient through giving programs such as Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards programs.

Planned Giving - Fund for the Future

Donations can be offered through a will, estate plan, life insurance policy, stocks and real estate. By making Directions for Youth & Families a part of your estate plan, your contribution will benefit generations to come.

Give through Corporate Giving Campaigns
Many work places have a program of charitable giving and some will provide a corporate match to your donation. Check with your company for details.
Donated Products, Materials and Services
Donations of school supplies, hygiene supplies, sports equipment and other items are very much needed and welcomed by our families. For information about in-kind giving and “wish lists” for specific DFYF programs, contact the Development Office.
Friends Helping Families
We welcome families, businesses and individuals who want to adopt a family for the holiday season. This annual program supports more than 100 of our clients and their families each year. For more information, contact the Development Office at 614-294-2661 or
We have opportunities for individuals, church groups and corporate teams who can perform grounds clean-up and landscaping, painting and other tasks.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute by phone, please contact the Development Office at 614-294-2661 or
Thank you for your support of the families and youth served by Directions for Youth & Families.

It is community support that allows DFYF to provide prevention and treatment programs to youth and their families.



1515 Indianola Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Map and Directions
(614) 294-2661
fax: (614) 294-3247


3616 East Main St.
Whitehall, OH 43213
Map and Directions
(614) 251-0103
fax: (614) 251-1177


657 South Ohio Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Map and Directions
(614) 258-8043
fax: (614) 258-8123


3840 Kimberly Parkway
Columbus, OH 43232
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(614) 694-0203
fax: (614) 694-0245


39 W Winter St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
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(740) 990-0254
fax: (740) 990-0255