About Don’t Fall Down in The Hood

DFDITH is a community-based prevention program for youth aged 13 to 21 who have been impacted by violence. Its goal is to protect youth and support their growth into healthy adults. The program provides interventional treatment to lessen harms and prevent future risk of violence.

What to expect at DFDITH

DFDITH connects youth to caring adults and community engagement activities. The program does this through case management, involving the youth and their families. The program also assists with identifying resources, organizations, and events that provide opportunities for positive interaction with neighbors and the community.

DFDITH Location

DFDITH takes place each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Transportation assistance and meals are available.

Institute for the Development of African American Youth

6101 Limekiln Pike

Philadelphia, PA 19141


  • Youth and young adults aged 13-21
  • Youth who need additional support at guidance at home, school, or in the community
  • Youth who need a safe space to learn and grow

To enroll

Contact Program Coordinator Archye Leacock at 215-901-6976 or aleacock@idaay.org.