Grant a Holiday Wish

Help make the holidays bright for more than 6,500 children served by Franklin County Children Services. Donate toys, cash or gift cards to Holiday Wish! 

Gun Safety

Keep guns locked and out of reach of children. Visit our Parenting Tips page to learn about more about gun safety. 

We're Hiring!

Franklin County Children Services is hiring professionals who are dedicated to protecting children while  strengthening families. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this issue, you'll learn about: granting Holiday Wishes, an Adoptions Caseworker who finds forever families and tips to prevent Bullying

We Need Foster Families!

Hundreds of kids in Franklin County are waiting. These are kids who, through no fault of their own, are in need of a safe and loving home. They’re waiting for YOU. Become a Franklin County foster parent.

Anyone over 21 with a stable source of income can apply. You just have to be willing.

Visit or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

Youth Transition Services Prepares Youth for Independence

Becoming an adult and leaving the child welfare system can be a very difficult transition for FCCS youth. Fortunately, the agency’s emancipation program is there to prepare them for the future.  It offers counseling, life skills training and other services to youth, which include assessment, independent living case planning, transitional living, and after care. All youth age 14 and older, who are under agency custody, are able to participate in assessment services. A youth transition services caseworker is matched with each youth, to help them develop and follow plans for the future. Learn more about the Youth Transition Services program.


COVID-19 Resources

FCCS has compiled information about resources available to the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. There are resources for caring for children in case of illness, accessing testing and parenting tips. You’ll also find information on mental health, child care, education, recipes and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates on resources available in the community.

This is also a time when concerns about child abuse and neglect have increased and the attention of the community is needed to keep children safe. Check in with families, and if you suspect child abuse or neglect are occurring, contact our 24-hour hotline at (614) 229-7000.

Events & Campaigns

  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS by making a donation. We are once again accepting donations of new toys! For more information or to donate: Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525.
  • October - Bullying Prevention Month
    Help raise awareness of the effects of bullying and tips for prevention. Visit our Parenting Tips webpage for printable flyers about bullying and cyberbullying.
  • 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. Click here to view a searchable list of FCCS adoptable kids.
  • November 17 - National Adoption Day Celebration
    FCCS will observe National Adoption Day by finalizing the adoptions of several children under agency care at the Franklin County Probate Court.

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