Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The March issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Scholarships Awarded to Agency Youth, Couple Overcomes Obstacles to Reunite Family and Volunteers Honored during Annual Reception.

2016 Resource Guide Available

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

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.

Program Spotlight: Emancipation

FCCS offers services, counseling and life skills instruction to every young adult aging out of foster care to prepare them for a state of productive independence. Click here to learn more about the emancipation program.

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.

FCCS Launches New Version of its Website

FCCS is extending its reach with a brand new sleek and state of the art version of our website. The site’s new modern mobile-responsive design, search features and user-friendly layout will attract users and enable to us to spread the message of child abuse awareness and prevention further than ever before.

With the new design, each page adjusts to fit the screen size of the device on which it’s being viewed, enabling PC, laptop, cell phone and tablet users to access information in the same way wherever they are.

The new design also includes a search form near the top of every page. (In mobile view, it’s moved to the bottom of the page.) Users are able to search by using multiple terms and partial matches will return results (e.g. child will return items with child and children). In addition, search results will include a short text preview.
The site also features an updated color scheme and simplified site navigation, making it easier to find the information and services needed to protect children and strengthen families. 


Events & Campaigns

  • May - National Foster Care Month
    Nationwide, there are more than 400,000 youth currently in foster care. These youth will eventually be reunited with their families if safely possible, placed in kinship or adoptive homes, or will eventually be emancipated. Click here to learn about the agencies that provide foster care services for FCCS kids.
  • June through August - Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties
    FCCS will be at the Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties throughout the summer. We'll share parenting tips and other resources with the community. Follow us on Facebook to learn dates and locations.
  • June 9 - Simba and Malaika Mixer
    6-8 p.m.
    Franklin County Children Services
    855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223)

    Join us to learn more about FCCS's Simba and Malaika mentoring programs. This fun event will be the perfect opportunity to meet current Simba and Malaika mentors and have all of your questions answered. RSVP by calling (614) 275-2690. Click here to find out more about FCCS's many volunteer opportunities.
  • June 18 - Fishing with Dad
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Franklin Park
    1755 East Broad Street

    Sponsored by the Columbus Urban League's African-American Male Initiative and FCCS, the event offers dads and their children the opportunity to spend the day together having fun. Free fishing gear is available while supplies last. Visit for more information.

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