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!

The Call for Mentors

Through the power of relationships, our mentors teach our young people to laugh, trust and believe that life holds opportunities for them. Click here to learn how you can become a FCCS mentor:

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.

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.

Come to FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's FamJam


FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam is a free family enrichment festival held each year. Join us on August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons for a fun day of food, entertainment and community resource booths. FCCS and the City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods will jointly present this kid-friendly event for the 9th consecutive year.

FamJam includes fun and informative activities for the whole family. The fun will go on, rain or shine. The event is free, but there is a charge for parking at local garages. Entertainment will be provided by local youth acts on the pavilion stage. More than 85 organizations will offer resources, giveaways and health screenings to the community at their booths. We will also be joined by safety forces from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus divisions of police and fire. Complimentary snacks will also be provided. Click here to learn more.

Events & Campaigns

  • August 10 - African-American Male Wellness Walk
    7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Livingston Park
    732 E. Livingston Ave.
    FCCS is one of the co-sponsors of the 15th annual walk/run, which will also include free health screenings for the entire family. For more information visit aawalk.org, email aamwwalk@gmail.com or call (614) 754-7511.
  • 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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