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Family Assistance Program Supporting Children and Youth.

Family Assistance Program supporting children and youth is one way the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation provides assistance. This fund supports over 4000 children, youth and their families. Families are struggling with anxiety, fear, uncertainty and stress due to limited financial support. As a result, families are experiencing reduced food supplies, a need for toys or gifts, protective masks and winter clothing. During COVID supporting children and youth is required as they are forced to spend additional time in vulnerable situations.

Worker assisting families, children and youth.

Due to a lack of engaging activities, the potential for physical and sexual abuse increases. Children and youth need to communicate with family members through accessible technology. Unfortunately family members are often living in separated situations. Therefore, it’s important for children to communicate with their friends, parents and extended family. In addition, front-line workers require access through reliable communication to assist and encourage families. The use of technology is also required for online learning. Youth preparing for post-secondary school require reliable access to technology (i.e. laptop, WIFI).

The Family Assistance Program supporting children and youth is a necessity. Children and youth are not benefiting from after-school programs and community services. With distancing restrictions in place, the pressure is a major concern. Families are trying to deal with the negative impacts of the pandemic. Children and youth are experiencing the negative effects of social isolation and the lack of active opportunities. Children and youth need an opportunity to experience and enjoy leisure activities. With less daylight hours and colder temperatures, outdoor play is now becoming more limited.

Impact of Your Donation

DCAF requires your generous donation to provide essential support for front line assistance.

Your monthly donation of $50 helps provide much needed food.

$75 – $100 donations assist with expenses to keep homes safe and comfortable during this time of uncertainty.

Donation of $250 helps support an active/virtual activity for a child or youth.

Show Your Support – TODAY!

Thanks for supporting the Family Assistance Program.

Durham Children's Aid Foundation is committed to bringing people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for children and youth, and to help them reach their full potential.

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By supporting the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) you can help turn hope into reality, challenge into triumph and adversity into opportunity for over 2500 children, youth and their families.

There are many ways you can help to make a profound impact and change the life of a child. Your gift will help to ensure that No Child Shall Be Left Behind.

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We Want to Thank Our Supporters

Durham Children’s Aid Foundations is pleased to acknowledge the commitment and ongoing support of our Innovators, Champions, Partners, Mentors and Donors who help to ensure that No Child Shall Be Left Behind.