2020 Annual Report

We are so grateful to the donors and volunteers who supported Family & Youth Initiative and the DCFYI youth through the challenges of 2020.

From the DCFYI 2020 Annual Report:

To say that the social, emotional, and economic impacts of a global pandemic were much greater for young adults who have aged out of foster care would be a huge understatement. The data show just how hard 2020 was for these young adults.

Pride Month 2021

In recognition of Pride month, we celebrate the amazing LGBTQ volunteers here at DCFYI. We are grateful to have each of you as part of the wonderful welcoming community that is DCFYI and for the love and care you give to DCFYI youth. Thank you.

In their own words . . .

National Volunteer Week gives us the opportunity to thank the incredible DCFYI volunteers who give so much of themselves and have such an impact on the lives of teens in foster care.  Hear from some DCFYI youth as they pass along their appreciation to our volunteers for providing crucial support and consistency:

"[My mentors] are both really nice! They've been supporting me for awhile now and I really like them. They have been there since I was in high school. They helped me get through some tough times."