Agency Youth Art Show and Silent Auction

Don't miss My Journey of Hope, an art show and silent auction of work created by youth in FCCS's Adoptions and Therapeutic Arts Programs. It will be held September 24-October 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 855 West Mound Street. It is open to the public.

Guidelines for Reporting Abuse

The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect.

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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!

Resources in Our Community

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Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this issue, you'll learn about: agency youth becoming Young Innovators, fun to be had at Children's Day at COSI, a kinship family that proves It's not All Relative, Us Together Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Families, youth art piece Pieces of My Life and Upcoming Events.

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Celebrating Kinship Month


When a child cannot live with his or her parent/guardian/ custodian, kinship caregivers often take over the full-time responsibility of caring for that child, providing ongoing stability, support and guidance. The definition of a kinship caregiver also goes beyond the scope of blood relative and may include an adult who has a familiar relationship/bond with the child and/or family.

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) serves children and families by assessing and supporting those providing kinship care for children. When possible, kinship care is the most desirable setting for children who cannot live with their parent/guardian/custodian. Kinship care preserves a sense of family and maintains connections between children and their family's culture and traditions, while efforts are being made to achieve reunification/permanency. Click here to learn more about FCCS’s Kinship program.


Events & Campaigns

  • September 24 - October 5 - FCCS Art Show and Silent Auction
    M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    855 West Mound Street
    Children Services' presents "My Journey of Hope," an art show and silent auction of work created by youth in the agency's therapeutic arts and adoptions programs. The show is open to the public. Click here to learn more.
  • September 28 - 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 29 - 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 call (614) 221-5309.

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