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 fostercare.fccs.us or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

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!

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The October 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Youth Healing Through Art, Children's Day at COSI Equals Fun and You Can Grant a Child's Holiday Wish.

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Volunteers and Mentors are Needed for FCCS Youth


Franklin County Children Services’ volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. Just by spending time with these youth, the volunteers create positive childhood memories that the youth will never forget. Many youth under the care of Children Services also depend on their volunteers or mentors to guide them through difficult times. The 500+ FCCS volunteers and mentors provide one-on-one friendship to youth, donate their time in the Crisis Center or in Holiday Wish, and help children in many other ways. An individual can give support, friendship and guidance to children in the following ways:

  • Friendship Volunteers – Volunteers who share time and activities on an individual basis twice a month with a child.

  • Malaika and Simba Mentors – Culturally specific mentoring programs matching African- American adults with African-American children under FCCS care.

  • College-Bound Mentors – Mentoring program for college-bound youth providing support and assistance with college preparation and ongoing needs.

  • Crisis Center Volunteers – Volunteers who provide support, activities and supervision at the FCCS Crisis Center. 

Click here to learn more about volunteering opportunities at FCCS. If you’d like to inquire about becoming a volunteer or mentor, click here to submit an inquiry form, contact the FCCS Volunteer Department at (614) 275-2690 or email fccsvolunteers@fccs.us.

Events & Campaigns

  • October 2-13 - Agency Youth Art Show and Silent Auction
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (Closed Sunday)
    Franklin County Children Services
    855 West Mound Street

    FCCS presents an art show and silent auction featuring works created by youth who are involved with the agency's Therapeutic Arts Program and Adoptions Program. All art is available for public bidding. Click here to learn about the Therapeutic Arts Program.
  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS! Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525. For more information or to donate:
  • December 6 - 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. You can also visit amazon.com to purchase items from our Black Girl Magic wish list (search via email address: holidaywish@fccs.us).

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