FAQs and 2018 Statistics

Click on the link below to review the most recent statistics concerning the children and families served by Franklin County Children Services annually.

Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!

A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!

We're Hiring!

Franklin County Children Services is looking for child welfare caseworkers who are up to the challenge of building stable and supportive living settings for young people, strengthening family life, and assisting parents in meeting their responsibilities to their children. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. In this issue, you'll learn about: a kinship caregiver who gives her all for her grandchildren; a pop-up sneaker shop for agency youth; fun at FamJam; Children's Day at COSI; Dr. Kimberly Toler and Issue 10: The Franklin County Children Services Levy

Youth Transition Services

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) strives to provide the highest quality of services, counseling and life skills instruction to every young adult aging out of foster care; and to successfully transition each young adult from the care of FCCS to a state of productive independence. All youth ages 14 and older under the custody of FCCS are eligible for assessment services. Each youth is assigned an emancipation counselor and participates in an assessment and planning experience to set their independent living plan in motion. Services offered include: transitional living, independent living, life skills training and college-bound mentoring. Click here to learn more about Youth Transition Services.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence, an issue that many Franklin County Children Services’ families deal with includes both physical abuse, as well as as coercive control: an escalating, systematic pattern of psychological abuse and manipulation, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Help and hope are available to families who are suffering ! If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact LSS CHOICES’ 24-hour crisis hotline at 614-224-HOME or visit lssnetworkofhope.org/choices/.

Events & Campaigns

  • November - National Adoption Month
    National Adoption Month is a time to focus on the children in foster care who are waiting for a permanent family. Locally, National Adoption Day will be celebrated on November 20 with the finalization of the adoptions of several children at Franklin County Probate Court. Click here to view a searchable list of FCCS adoptable kids.
  • November 25 - National Family Week Celebration
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    St. Stephen's Community House
    1500 East 17th Ave.
    This annual celebration focuses on the importance of the family and those who build community connections that strengthen families. For more information, call (614) 275-2780.
  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS! Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525. For more information or to donate:

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24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100