Explore Children's Day at COSI

Join us for Children's Day at COSI on September 29 from 5-9 p.m.  In addition to COSI's exhibits, you'll enjoy entertainment, visits from mascots and a prize drawing!

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 September 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Kinship Family Provides Uninterrupted Love, Summer Job Program Creates Path for Success and Caseworker Dedicated to Ensuring Child Safety.  

Click here to read it:  

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. As of August 2017, FCCS had custody of 638 youth in out-of-home care living in a kin-based setting. FCCS also served 124 additional youth who are not in agency custody, but are residing with kin. The agency provides support to kin families both while a case open and after it has been closed. All kinship caregivers are invited to attend support groups throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about FCCS’s Kinship Program.

 

Events & Campaigns

  • September 29- Children's Day at COSI
    5 to 9 p.m.
    COSI
    333 W. Broad St.

    At FCCS's annual Children's Day celebration at COSI, children and families involved with FCCS will receive free admission to COSI exhibits, while a reduced rate for general admission is available to the public. Join us to enjoy local musicians, take part in prize drawings and shake hands with local mascots, including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear. Parking is $5.
  • September 30 - UNCF Walk for Education
    9 a.m to 12 p.m.
    Wolf Park
    105 Park Drive
    FCCS will sponsor a team participating in this event which raises funds for college scholarships including the FCCS Alvin R. Hadley Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to an agency youth each year. For more information, visit www.uncf.org/ColumbusWalk or call (614) 221-5309.

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