We're Hiring Child Welfare Caseworkers

Franklin County Children Services is looking for Child Welfare Caseworkers who are up to the challenge of building stable and supportive living settings for young people, strengthening family life, and assisting parents in meeting their responsibilities to their children.

Click on the link below to learn more about job openings and submit an application.

Accent on Kids is Here!

The Winter 2018 issue of Accent on Kids is here. Featured articles include: Teens Become Innovators, Caseworker Advocates for Youth in Crisis, Agency Youth Express Themselves Through Art, and more.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this issue, you'll learn about: In this issue, you'll learn about social service aides and their impact on FCCS families, how the Ohio START Program is helping those in recovery, granting holiday wishes, tips for stress-free holidays and a major donation.

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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 Holiday Wish!


Help us Grant a Holiday Wish this year for thousands of youth under the care of Franklin County Children Services. Each year you have provided gifts and donations for more than 6,000 children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions. In some cases, these are the only gifts that these children will receive all year. You can help make the holidays special.

Here is how Holiday Wish works:

  • Each child age 11 and younger selects toys or other gifts valued at $50.
  • Each youth age 12 and older receives a $60 gift card.
  • Donations of any dollar amount are accepted to help purchase gift cards and food certificates for families. Donations may be tax deductible. Donate online, make a cash donation or write a check payable to the Franklin County Children Services Children's Fund and send it to Holiday Wish at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223. All Donations to Holiday Wish are made through the Children's Fund.
  • Donors may sponsor one or more children. They will receive each child's wish list, shop for the toys, wrap each gift separately, and deliver them to Holiday Wish.
  • Individuals and groups may also contribute new, unwrapped toys and gifts of their choice and drop them off at Holiday Wish or hold a local toy drive.
  • Donors may drop off new, unwrapped gifts at Holiday Wish, donate online or buy toys from our Amazon.com Holiday Wish List and Black Girl Magic Wish List and  have them shipped.

Holiday Wish is located near I-70 in the Children Services' building at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus. Email Holiday Wish at holidaywish@fccs.us, call (614) 275-2525 to sponsor a child or click here to learn more about the program.

Events & Campaigns

  • January 30 - Make a Difference Night
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
    855 W. Mound Street
    Join us at this casual event to learn about opportunities for making a difference by helping children and families served by Franklin County Children Services. Enjoy refreshments and inspirational stories. For more information, call (614) 275-2690.

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