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

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2018 Resource Guide.

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

In this month's issue, you'll learn how youth involved with the agency are being prepared to transition into adulthood through life skills training. Additional features include: Come to FamJam 2018 for a Day of Family Fun and Mid-Ohio Food Bank Helps FCCS Families.

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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 or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

Come to FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther's FamJam

Join us for FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam, a family enrichment, on August 4 at Columbus Commons (160 S. High Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a fun, free day of food, entertainment and community resource booths. FCCS and the City of Columbus will jointly present this kid-friendly event for the 8th consecutive year, which includes fun and informative activities for the whole family. The event goes on rain or shine. Parking can be purchased at local garages.

Entertainment will be provided by local acts on the pavillion stage. More than 85 organizations will offer resources, giveaways and health screenings to the community at their booths. Families with children can enjoy bounce houses, face-painting, interactive games and activities, as well as complimentary snacks, including Whit’s Frozen Custard while supplies last. They can also explore vehicles provided by local safety forces, including the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus Division of Fire and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Click here to learn more about the event.

Events & Campaigns

  • August 11 - 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, email or call (614) 754-7511.

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