Please contact Nicola Crow, Executive Director, to inquire about corporate sponsorship or any of the giving opportunities as listed below to support youth and families in Durham Region. 

Contact Information: 905-436-6754 ext. 222 or

Charitable Events

Your sponsorship of the DFCC annual fundraising event will assist with enhancing DFCC youth programs and support in ways that would not otherwise be possible. 

Selecting DFCC as the charitable recipient of your organization's event proceeds is another way to support at risk youth and families in Durham Region. 

Summer School

In partnership with the Durham District School Board (Grove School), DFCC offers a summer school program that provides youth with an opportunity to earn a high school credit. Earning credits is often a significant challenge for many of the young people that DFCC comes in contact with. Summer school provides a safe and rich learning experience for at risk youth in Durham Region.

Nutrition Program

Beyond meeting the basic nutritional needs for many of the youth, this program offers a wonderful means of assisting students develop personal knowledge and skills, enhances the therapeutic process, often reduces their truancy rates and affords them the opportunity to earn a high school credit.

Youth Community Outreach

Counsellors typically meet youth clients within the community  with meals and snacks often being provided for clients. Beyond providing a needed meal, food also helps to provide a more relaxed environment which supports engagement in the therapeutic process.

Holiday Season Food & Gift Baskets

Donations provide families in need of support with food and gifts during the holiday season. more festive. Items include food and modest gifts for family members. These gifts are greatly appreciated and communicate a sense of fellowship and thoughtful support. DFCC typically supports 25 to 30 families.

Special Needs

We have many young clients who are living with economic hardship - on their own, with their families or in alternative settings. Financial support makes it possible for us to assist youth with other special needs such as purchasing medication, eye glasses and providing educational bursaries that assist young people in reaching their fullest potential. 


Durham Family Court Clinic services are available to youth and families across Durham Region. For many of the young people in our programs the cost of transportation to attend classes, meet with counsellors or other community support services is a barrier to their success. Reducing or removing barriers that prevent our youth and families from receiving services  will increases their opportunity to be successful.

Therapeutic Camp Experience

One of the most unique and rewarding experiences for many youth is being able to attend an overnight camp experience in the summer and/or the winter. The opportunity to participate provides an invaluable opportunity for youth to develop various skills including group negotiating, time management, problem solving and decision-making skills. 


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