Youth Transition Services Program Prepares Youth for Life After FCCS
Becoming an adult and leaving the child welfare system can be a very difficult transition for FCCS youth. Fortunately, the agency’s youth transition services 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. Click here to learn more about the FCCS youth transition services program.
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, Twitter, and Instagram 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.
New Inspiring Job Opportunity
Franklin County Children Services (FCCS), Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) have partnered to start a peer parenting program. NYAP is currently looking to hire a Peer Parent Mentor as part of this program. This position offers a unique opportunity for an individual with first-hand experience to provide mentoring to clients whose children have an open case with
FCCS. For more information click Peer Parent Mentor Job Opportunity.