Diabetes Youth Families

Supporting those affected by type 1 diabetes so they may lead full, healthy, beautiful lives, NOW.

aka DYF   |   Concord, CA   |  dyf.org

Mission

The mission of DYF is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. The organization provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.

Ruling year info

1952

Interim Executive Director

Kaylor Glassman

Main address

5167 Clayton Rd Ste F

Concord, CA 94521 USA

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EIN

94-6003673

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

DYF supports those affected by type 1 diabetes so they may lead full, healthy, beautiful lives, NOW.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational and Recreational Programs

DYF's educational and recreational programs are offered at our Bearskin Meadow Summer Camp (BMC), and at various sites in the Bay Area. Below is a description of the methodologies that are used to deliver these programs:

Programs provide participants with experiential education and hands on learning. Proper diabetes management is learned by giving program participants the opportunity to try new technology and methods in treating their diabetes under the supervision of trained health professionals. In addition, panel discussions with individuals with diabetes are included and feature candid conversations and Q & A's on how individuals have handled diabetes in real life situations.

All programs are staffed by individuals who have diabetes and who role model proper diabetes management. Program participants are given the opportunity to learn by watching and interacting with counselors, health professionals and program staff with diabetes. In addition, special programs are designed for teens interested in leadership training opportunities.

Many of the programs include outdoor recreation including hikes and overnight backpacking opportunities so that program participants can learn the affect of exercise on diabetes and methods to treat hypo and hyper glycemic reactions.

All programs include diabetes education, whether formal or informal. While informal education takes place throughout our programs, most of our program includes time set aside for formal diabetes education and training by health professionals with and without diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that affects the entire family. Therefore our programs are designed to offer support not only to the child with diabetes but also the parents, caregivers and siblings. Through education and support we work on helping families create an optimum environment for successful diabetes management and control. A full-time social worker is on hand at all times at all our summer camp programs and many of our year-round activities to assist families with their questions, concerns and struggles.

Many of our programs include time for laughter and fun, since DYF believes part of the healing process is humor. For example, at our residential camp programs, we include a variety of entertaining skits and fun-filled performances which poke fun at diabetes. Each are designed to make children, teens and families laugh while at the same time feel supported in their efforts in ongoing diabetes management and treatment.
While each of the DYF programs have unique opportunities for learning and fun, the primary purpose of all our program is to provide children and families affected by diabetes with life saving information, education and support to live healthy and productive lives. Specifically, goals for each participant of our programs include teaching children and families and others affected by diabetes how to:

Understand the types of insulins and technology available to administer and adjust insulin levels in order to match activity levels and food consumption.

Calculate carbohydrate intake and other issues surrounding nutrition and diabetes

Understand the most recent advances in diabetes technology and research.

Implement regular blood glucose testing and ketone monitoring

Properly treat episodes of blood glucose hypo- and hyperglycemic reactions

Ultimately, through our programs children with diabetes and their families are given the life saving information and emotional support needed to live healthy, normal and productive lives. Participants quickly learn that with proper diabetes management everything in life is possible!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Educational and Recreational Programs

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

DYF's Board of Directors are its leaders and greatest supporters. Board giving has been 100% since 2017 and continues to be 100%.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Educational and Recreational Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

DYF tracks its clients served. It is important that program growth ocurrs over a five year period.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of DYF is to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and families affected by diabetes. The organization provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge, and independence. DYF develops the courage, competence, and confidence in its participants to live exceptional lives with type 1 diabetes.

DYF serves more than 1,750 individuals annually (children and teens with diabetes, siblings, parents and guardians) through our resident camps and recreation programs. Our most well-known program is our Bearskin Meadow Summer Camp. Bearskin Meadow Camp (BMC) is one of the oldest camps for persons with diabetes, and their families, in the country. In addition to BMC, we also offer Camp de los Niños, several weekend family education retreats, and numerous one-day adventure programs throughout Northern California.

DYF has an exceptional Health Professional Advisory Board that guides protocols for all of the organization's year-round and summer programs. DYF offers cutting edge education to all of its participants whether it is focussing on the newly diagnosed or those that have been impacted by type 1 diabetes for decades. A phenomenal team of health professional volunteers, researchers, certified diabetes educators, counselors, and program staff make it possible for DYF's mission to be achieved and for the organization to fulfill its strategic objective.

DYF has achieved 83 years of exceptional type 1 diabetes programming that is always on the cusp of cutting edge technology and education. In the past five years, DYF has grown to over 19 year-round programs, offering programs in both English and Spanish, and partnering with major medical centers in California's Bay Area and beyond to ensure that the type 1 diabetes community is being served in a meaningful way.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Diabetes Youth Families

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Greg Eckstrom

California Drywall

Term: 2017 - 2020

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data