Guidelines for Reporting Abuse

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

Click the link below for information that may help you to recognize a child that needs help.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News


In this issue, you'll learn about: FamJam (a free-family enrichment festival), a caseworker who's championing domestic violence survivors, how youth grow through rites of passage, finding forever families, back to school tips, and more.

Click here to read it:  

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.

Fun Time at FamJam

FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam was the place for fun, entertainment and resources on August 4. Those who attended received valuable information from vendors including: Ohio Health, Molina Healthcare, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Action for Children, Lowe's, Nationwide Insurance, COTA, Target, and many more. They also enjoyed complimentary hot dogs and snacks courtesy of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Whit's Frozen Custard, CME Federal Credit Union, Aldi's, Kroger, Advanced Recovery Systems, Trader Joe's, Sunny 95, the AT&T Pioneers and more. Kids had fun in bounce houses and on the carousel. They were also able to tour safety vehicles thanks to Columbus Division of Fire, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and Columbus PDivision of Police. Entertainment was provided by local acts on the pavilion stage including: CJ Buggs, Franklinton Prep Steel Drum Band, Inspiration to Movement, Modeling with a Message, Xclaim Dance and Lungu Vybz.

Click here to view photos from the event.


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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