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The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) extends a helping hand to children, youth and families living in vulnerable situations. As a result, DCAF is striving to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. At the same time, fostering the healthy development of children and youth into socially responsible adults.  Programs and activities supported by DCAF provide funding for essential services. Keeping in mind, these services and support are not covered by government funding. DCAF focuses on assistance for children and youth living in economically disadvantaged and vulnerable family situations.

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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.

Support Our Children

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.