Accent on Kids is Here!

The Winter 2017-2018 edition of our print publication, Accent on Kids is here. Featured articles include: In His Own Words: Thoughts of a FCCS Youth, Teen Finds Permanency with Loving Family and  Foster Homes Needed for Teens.

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2017 Resource Guide.

Support Black Girl Magic

Help us meet the needs of African-American girls ages 8-11 this holiday season. Donate a culturally specific gift.  Attend the Black Girl Magic event at Copious (520 High St.) on Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The November 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Celebrating Adoption, Black Girl Magic Toy Drive and Grant a Holiday Wish.

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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 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.

Grant a Child's Holiday Wish

Each December, more than 6,000 children under the care of Franklin County Children Services rely on community donations for their holiday toys and gifts. These are children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions. They rely on the generosity of our community to put the joy back into their holidays. For more than 50 years, thanks to central Ohio donors children served by FCCS have received gifts that delight them and make them feel special.

FCCS relies on donations of funds and toys for Holiday Wish, as the agency's tax dollars cannot be used to support this program. Donations may be tax deductible.

Now is the time to grant a child’s holiday wish. You can help in several ways:

  • Contact Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525 to fulfill a wish list for one or more young children at $50 each or sponsor one or more older youth with a $60 donation.
  • Click here to make a monetary donation of any amount online.
  • Send a check made payable to the FCCS Children’s Fund to Holiday Wish at 855 W. Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223.
  • Donate any new, unwrapped toys at our W. Mound Street location.
  • Shop amazon.com for a gift on our Holiday Wish or Black Girl Magic wish lists (Use holidaywish@fccs.us when searching for our lists)

We currently have approximately 1,000 children's wish lists that neeed to be fulfilled.

Click here or call (614) 275-2525 for more information about Holiday Wish.

Events & Campaigns

  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS! Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525. For more information or to donate:
  • November 16 - National Adoption Day Celebration
    FCCS will observe National Adoption Day by finalizing the adoptions of 17 children under agency care by six families at the Franklin County Probate Court.
  • December 6 - Black Girl Magic Event
    6-8 p.m.
    Copious Restaurant
    520 S. High St.
    Join FCCS's Malaika Mentoring Program for a night to celebrate the beauty, resilience and power of black girls. Please bring a culturally specific holiday gift that promotes self-love and reaffirms the inherent value of black girls. You can also visit amazon.com to purchase items from our Black Girl Magic wish list (search via email address: holidaywish@fccs.us). Click here to learn more.

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