Grant a Holiday Wish!

Be a #wishgranter! Support FCCS's Holiday Wish Program. Help us provide gifts for more than 6,500 children under FCCS care. This year only, Holiday Wish will follow a GIFT CARD ONLY format. Donations are being accepted by check or online.  Click here to learn how you can help: 

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Babies should sleep Alone on their Backs and in a Crib. Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!

A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!

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

In this issue, you'll learn about: confronting human trafficking, kinship grants, #savingGrace, free COSI Connects STEM kits and backpack donations.

National Kinship Month

September is National Kinship Care Month—a time for recognizing the value of placing children with relatives or others who are familiar to them, when out-of-home placement is necessary. Living with relatives or family friends offers children who have suffered trauma and abuse a sense of familiarity, continuity, culture and unconditional love from their caretakers. In 2019, FCCS served 2,.118 children who were placed in kinship homes. The agency provides support to kin families both while a case is open and after it has been closed. Click here to learn more about FCCS’s Kinship Program.

Check out these community resources for kinship families:


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.

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