We Need Foster Families!

Hundreds of kids in Franklin County are waiting. These are kids who, through no fault of their own, are in need of a safe and loving home. They’re waiting for YOU. Become a Franklin County foster parent.

Anyone over 21 with a stable source of income can apply. You just have to be willing.

Visit fostercare.fccs.us or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

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!

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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The June 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Kinship Strengthens Bonds for McDonald Family, Community Partner Profile: Bikers Against Child Abuse, and Celebrating FCCS Graduates.  

Click here to read it: 


FCCS's 2016 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Stories of Strength and Resilience" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2016.

Family to Family Makes Community Connections

Everyone needs a little help some times. Parents face many challenges that can prevent them from creating happy, safe, and secure homes for their children. But they are not alone. Families can find resources right in their own communities through the Family to Family Program.

Franklin County Children Services works with St. Stephen’s Settlement House to provide families in crisis with services through community houses and agencies in their own neighborhoods. These services include: parenting classes, adult socialization/support groups, financial and material assistance, educational support and developmental youth groups. Click here to learn more about the Family to Family Program.


Events & Campaigns

  • 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 5 - FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther's FamJam
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Columbus Commons
    160 S. High Street

    Franklin County Children Services and the city of Columbus invite you to a free, family enrichment festival at the Columbus Commons. 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.
  • August 10 - Empowerment Day Job and Resource Fair
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Columbus State Conference Center
    315 Cleveland Ave.

    FCCS, other government agencies and community partners will provide resources, employment information, educational opportunities and assistance with legal issues to the community during this free event. Visit support.franklincountyohio.gov for more information.
  • August 12 - African-American Male Wellness Walk
    7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Livingston Park
    732 E. Livingston Ave.
    FCCS is co-sponsoring the 14th 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.

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24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
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