FamJam Family Fun

Thousands attended FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther's FamJam on August 27 at Genoa Park, where they enjoyed entertainment and games, while receiving valuable information.  

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The September issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Come to Children's Day at COSI, Kinship Family of 12 is a Blessing, and Granting Wishes throughout the year.

September is Kinship Care Month

September is Kinship Care Month, a time for recognizing the value of placing children with relatives or others who are familiar to them, when out-of-home placement is necessary. It’s also a time for celebrating the kin families who support these children. 

 

 

 

Guidelines for Reporting Abuse

The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect.


Click the link below for information that may help you to recognize a child that needs help.

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2016 Resource Guide.

Celebrate Children's Day at COSI

Supa Fun Trio entertains during Children's Day 2015.Children Services is hosting its annual Children's Day celebration on Friday, September 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. at COSI (333 West Broad Street). Children and families under agency care will receive passes for free admission and refreshments, while general admission is available at a reduced rate. In addition, all children attending can enjoy prizes offered in drawings (including bicycles donated by Bike Lady Inc.). There will be visits by some of central Ohio's favorite local mascots. COSI's hands-on educational exhibits and a movie will be available free of charge. There will also be performances by local entertainers: Arnett Howard, Bob Piascik, Joe Lyons Magic, Supa Fun Trio, and Zayne Alexander Harshaw. Join us for the fun!

Click here to learn more.
Click here to download a printable event flyer.

Events & Campaigns

  • September - National Kinship Month
    September is Kinship Care Month, a time for recognizing the value of placing children with relatives or others who are familiar to them, when out-of-home placement is necessary. It is also a time for celebrating the kin families who support these children. Click here to learn about FCCS's Kinship Program.
  • September 24 - UNCF Walk for Education
    8 a.m to 12 p.m.
    Wolf Park (105 Park Drive)

    FCCS will sponsor a team participating in this event which raises funds for college scholarships including the FCCS Alvin R. Hadley Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to an agency youth each year. For more information, visit www.uncf.org/ColumbusWalk or call (614) 221-5309.
  • September 30 - Children's Day at COSI
    5 to 9 p.m.
    COSI
    333 W. Broad St.

    At FCCS's annual Children's Day celebration at COSI, children and families involved with FCCS will receive free admission to COSI exhibits, while a reduced rate for general admission is available to the public. Join us to enjoy local musicians, take part in prize drawings and shake hands with local mascots, including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear. Parking is $5.
  • October 3-14 - Agency Youth Art Show and Silent Auction
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (Closed Sunday)
    Franklin County Children Services (855 West Mound Street)

    FCCS presents an art show and silent auction featuring works created by youth who are involved with the agency's Therapeutic Arts Program and Adoptions Program. All art is available for public bidding. Click here to learn about the Therapeutic Arts Program.

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