FAQs and 2018 Statistics

Click on the link below to review the most recent statistics concerning the children and families served by Franklin County Children Services annually.

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!

We're Hiring!

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. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. In this issue, you'll learn about: FamJam, an ambitious former foster youth, how to get homework help and tips for going back to school.

FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's FamJam


Thanks to everyone who came out for FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam. It was a fun day of food, entertainment and community resources. FCCS and the City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods jointly presented this kid-friendly event for the 9th consecutive year. Entertainment was provided by local youth acts on the pavilion stage including: Lungu Vybes, Tyshawn Colquitt, Xclaim Dance, Modeling with a Message, Spirit of Wedgewood and Franklinton Prep Steel Drum Band. A host of mascots including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear, OSU's Brutus Buckeye, United Healthcare's Dr. Healthy Hound, Lifeline of Ohio's Honey Bee, Buckeye Health Plan's Buckley, Kroger's Bagster, and CME Federal Credit Union's Dollar Dog danced with the kids and delighted the crowd. DJ Dommy Huge Deal Styles, DJ Justin Luuv and DJ Trub served as emcees. More than 70 organizations offered resources, giveaways and health screenings to the community at their booths. Safety forces from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus divisions of police and fire also attended. Click here to learn more.

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Events & Campaigns

  • September 27 - Children's Day at COSI
    5 to 9 p.m.
    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 and shake hands with local mascots, including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear. Parking is $6. Click here to learn more about Children's Day at COSI.
  • September 28 - 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/events/event/2019-walk-for-education-columbus. or call (614) 221-5309.

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