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:
Ted D. Bear's Tips for Kids: Stay Safe this Summer
Follow Ted's tips for staying safe while playing outdoors throughout the summer and all year round. Click the link below for our printable safety flyer.
Youth Learn Life Skills During Conference
Find out how youth learned skills for success on their own from emancipated youth during the 2015 Independent Living and Life Skills Conference in the latest issue of Connects E-News.
Building Brighter Futures
Learn about the many proactive and progressive ways FCCS protects our youngest children through ongoing agency-wide initiatives, events and community partnerships in our 2014 Report to the Community.
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.
FCCS's FamJam at Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party
Come to the party! You're invited to FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party, a free family-enrichment festival, on August 29 at Columbus Commons (160 South High Street) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is brought to you by FCCS and the City of Columbus. This year's event will be full of fun and informative activities for the whole family including: face painting, free health screenings, entertainment from local acts, resource booths, games, bounce houses, a climbing wall and more. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided while supplies last. A host of exhibitors will be on-hand to share helpful resources with attendees. Local police, sheriff and fire departments will meet the public and display some of their vehicles.
June through August - Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties
FCCS will be at the Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties throughout the summer. We'll share parenting tips and other resources with the community. Follow us on Facebook to learn dates and locations.
August 8 - Stuff the Bus
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church (2930 W. Broad Street)
Hilltop Kiwanis will collect school supply donations to be distributed among the Hilltop Elementary Schools and children served by Franklin County Children Services. Call (614) 286-8246 or 276-8045 for more information.
August 8 - African-American Male Wellness Walk
7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Livingston Park (760 Livingston Ave.)
FCCS is co-sponsoring the 10th annual walk/run, which will also include free health screenings for the entire family. For more information visit aawalk.org, email email@example.com or call (614) 754-7511.
August 8 - 9 - Festival Latino
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Genoa Park (303 W Broad St.) and Bicentennial Park (233 Civic Center Drive)
FCCS will be sharing parenting tips and information about the agency. Festival Latino is a free event which offers children's activities, food, dance and music from Latin America. For more information, visit www.festivallatino.net.
August 15 - UNCF Walk for Education
Wolfe 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. The Hadley scholarship is presented to a FCCS youth each year. For more information, visit www.uncf.org/ColumbusWalk or call (614) 221-5309. If you're interested in joining the FCCS team, contact Daryle Dobb at (614) 278-5987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 29 - FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Block Party
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.)
Franklin County Children Services and the city of Columbus invite you to a free, family enrichment festival at the city's downtown park. FamJam will bring families together with community resources, vendors and information tables, as well as tons of fun and entertainment. Rain or shine! For more information, call (614) 341-6085 or click here.