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.

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!

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: 


Come to FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther's Fam Jam

August 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons
160 S. High Street

Come join us at our family enrichment festival! FCCS and the City of Columbus will jointly present this kid-friendly event for the 7th consecutive year, which includes fun and informative activities for the whole family. The event is free and goes on rain or shine.

Entertainment will be provided by local acts on the main stage. More than 80 organizations will offer resources, giveaways and health screenings to the community at their booths. Families with children can enjoy bounce houses, a rock climbing wall (courtesy of Columbus Recreation and Parks) face-painting, interactive games and activities. Complimentary snacks, including Whit’s Frozen Custard, will be available while supplies last. Parking is available at local garages.


 Click here to learn more.

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 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
(614) 229-7100