National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month. Through the power of relationships, our mentors teach our young people to laugh, trust and believe that life holds opportunities for them. Click here to learn how you can become a FCCS mentor:

We're Hiring Child Welfare Caseworkers

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.

Click on the link below to learn more about job openings and submit an application.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In the latest issue of Connects E-News, you'll learn about Matt Utt, a FCCS Friendship Program mentor who is making a difference in the life of 9-year-old Daniel. You can also read about resources available to new parents in central Ohio and the success of the Holiday Wish program.

Click here to read it:

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.

Holiday Wishes Granted!


FCCS would like to thank the central Ohio community for once again making our community’s children’s wishes come true. Since the program's beginning more than 50 years ago, Holiday Wish has been able to grant more than 193,924 wishes. Thanks to your donations this year, we were able to provide gifts for more than 6,498 children during our Holiday Wish program. Thanks to our Black Girl Magic Campaign, all of our culturally specific needs were met for the third year in a row!

This is the result of the generosity of individuals who fulfilled wish lists, dropped off toys, ordered gifts from our Amazon Wish lists, made cash contributions, attended toy drives or even hosted a toy drive at a local business, or community organization. We would like to give a special thanks to the work groups, sororities, and individuals who volunteered to sort and wrap toys at our offices. We loved spending time with you and could not have made this happen without you.

A truly communal effort made the success of this program possible.  We are grateful to be part of a community that embraces its children and brings joy to those who live under difficult circumstances, especially during the holidays. All wishes granted, all because of you!

Events & Campaigns

  • January 31 - Make a Difference Night
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
    855 W. Mound Street
    Join us at this casual event to learn about opportunities for making a difference by helping children and families served by Franklin County Children Services. Enjoy refreshments and inspirational stories. For more information, call (614) 275-2690.

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