Make a Difference in the Lives of Toronto's Youth & Their Families
DYS is a multi-service, community-based agency committed to supporting the developmental, emotional and social needs of children, youth and their families. Our mandate is to help improve the quality of life for those faced with mental health issues and concerns, improve their self esteem, stay in school and plan and prepare for their futures.
Money raised goes towards:
- Hiring qualified staff who have the skills and experience to work effectively with our clients
- Medical expenses including external therapeutic programs, and dental for youth in our group home
- Food and other essentials
- Art, therapeutic, and education programming equipment and other supplies
- Client transportation costs
Your donations make a huge difference in our ability to maintain a high standard in our programs and services.
Donations may be sent to:
Delisle Youth Services
Attn: Fund Development
40 Orchard View Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
Or you can call us at (416) 482-0081, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2013, the Muir Family fundraiser James’ Journey has raised over $85,000 for Skylark Children, Youth & Families’ (formerly known as Delisle Youth Services) counselling and walk-in programs – an incredible gift for invaluable services. Learn more about the event here, and join the Journey today.
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