Volunteers and Mentors Needed

Franklin County Children Services' volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. For information on volunteering with FCCS call (614) 275-2690 or click here.

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The November issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Celebrating National Adoption Day, You Can Help Spread Joy through Holiday Wish and FCCS Profile: Intake Caseworker Allison Addison.

Click here to read it: 

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.

Be a #WishGranter!

Each December, more than 5,500 children under the care of Franklin County Children Services rely on community donations for their holiday toys and gifts. These are children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions and rely on the generosity of our community to put the joy back into their holidays. Thanks to central Ohio donors, for more than 50 years, these children happily play with their Hot Wheels® cars, Bratz Dolls, remote controlled cars, and arts and crafts kits on holiday mornings and beyond.

Help us fill our empty shelves! Make these children's holiday wishes come true and fulfill the wish list of a child or two by contacting Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525 or by email at holidaywish@fccs.us. You can also drop off new, unwrapped toys at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223. Toy donations are being accepted now through December 23.

Our Holiday Wish office is open for donations on the following dates and times:

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 7: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays December 3 & 10: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Holiday Wish closes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 (we are NOT open on December 24 or 25).

While you’re here, stop by our #WishGranter sign and take a selfie to post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram….Share the good news with your friends!

You can also sponsor a gift card for an older youth by making a monetary donation online or sending a check payable to the Franklin County Children’s fund to our Mound Street location. FCCS relies on donations of funds and toys for Holiday Wish, as the agency's tax dollars cannot be used to support this program. Donations may be considered tax deductible.

For more information on Holiday Wish, click here or call (614) 275-2525.

Events & Campaigns

  • December 14 - Black Girl Magic Event
    6-8 p.m.
    Copious Restaurant (520 S. High St.)
    Join FCCS's Malaika Mentoring Program for a night to celebrate the beauty, resilience and power of black girls. Please bring a culturally specific holiday gift that promotes self-love and reaffirms the inherent value of black girls.
  • January - National Mentoring Month
    National Mentoring Month is a time for recognizing the importance of mentors and their ability to positively impact young lives.
  • January 19 - Make a Difference Night
    5:30-7 p.m.
    855 West Mound Street

    Join us at this casual event, where you can learn about opportunities for making a difference by helping children and families served by FCCS. Enjoy refreshments, prizes and inspirational stories. For more information, call (614) 275-2690.

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