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Choose Your Partner Carefully

When you choose a partner for yourself, you choose for your child, too. Your child is counting on you to make the right decision.

Choose Your Partner Carefully
Volunteers and Mentors Needed
Connects E News is Here
Safe Havens for Infants
A Guide to Kinship Care
Volunteers and Mentors Needed

Franklin County Children Services' volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. For information about FCCS volunteers and mentors click here or call (614) 275-2690.

Choose Your Partner Carefully
Volunteers and Mentors Needed
Connects E News is Here
Safe Havens for Infants
A Guide to Kinship Care
Connects E News is Here

The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. Features include: Come to FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party, FCCS UNCF Walk Team Will Help Send a Youth to College and Adoption Picnic Brings Joy and the Hope of Family.

Choose Your Partner Carefully
Volunteers and Mentors Needed
Connects E News is Here
Safe Havens for Infants
A Guide to Kinship Care
Safe Havens for Infants

If you find yourself in a crisis situation with a newborn baby that you are unable to care for, there is an option that will protect the infant and protect your identity. Click on the link below to learn more:

Choose Your Partner Carefully
Volunteers and Mentors Needed
Connects E News is Here
Safe Havens for Infants
A Guide to Kinship Care
A Guide to Kinship Care

Kinship Care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child. FCCS has created a guide which lists helpful information, frequently asked questions and other resources for kinship caregivers.

Choose Your Partner Carefully
Volunteers and Mentors Needed
Connects E News is Here
Safe Havens for Infants
A Guide to Kinship Care

Event Calendar

    • September - Kinship Care Month
      Kinship care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child, when out-of-home placement is necessary. September is a time for recognizing and celebrating the kinship families who provide loving care to children who have suffered from abuse and neglect. Click here to about FCCS's Kinship Program.
    • September 25 - 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 Brutus Buckeye and FCCS's own Ted D. Bear. Click here for more information.
    • September 26 - Girls Self-Esteem Workshop
      FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a workshop for young women involved with the agency. This workshop is designed to promote confidence and self-esteem and will include presentations, a panel discussion and health and beauty tips.