Families Belong Together

Creating solutions to enhance and enrich the lives of children, young people, and their families.

The family is   a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place of love, where children are guided and can grow in safety, comfort & inspiration.

Our family's minivan was on its last leg, and with 4 kids and 3 carseats, we didn't all fit when we wanted to go out as a family. The generous gift from the Dotun Ogunyemi Foundation allowed us to finally make the purchase for the van of our dreams that would fit each one of our family members. No more taking two cars just to go to dinner together, and no more worrying that the minivan would survive out of town trips. We are so grateful every time we load up our family of 9, our kids think that we are living like Kings and we are so grateful every trip we make in this blessed car.
Meneses Family
Recipients of the Spring 2021 DOF Scholarship

What We Do For Families

Careportal is an organization that connects you to individuals and families in need. DOF has collaborated with Careportal to provide support to help strengthen families and improve children’s wellbeing. These are some of our stories:

Black family of three using laptop together at home

Family Scholarships

We offer grants to families that can be used for Medical supplies, Technology, Tutoring Services, Auto repairs,  maintenance or purchase, House repairs & maintenance, School supplies/resources,  Required Equipment,  Clothing, and  Extracurricular needs.

Wraparound Programs

Supporting families by transportation or rides for visits, after-school activities, and appointments. 

Attending errands, Tutoring, Babysitting, Counseling, Mentoring, field trips, and consistent presence to facilitate a stabilizing effect for both the child(ren) and the family.

Studying with tutor
Black teen and young adult brother and sisters smiling to camera, close up

Transition Youths Networks

For foster youths aged 14-26 years; Providing networks and resources to create a successful pathway to self-sufficiency and successful adulthood. 

Empowering these youths to achieve permanence, educational attainment, economic security, and housing stability.  To ensure that young people transitioning from foster care have the relationships, resources, and opportunities to ensure well-being and success.

Change Starts Here

More than 25% of former foster children become homeless within two to four years of leaving the system.

Every family deserves a strong start

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