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Volunteers and Mentors Needed

Franklin County Children Services' volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. For information on volunteering with FCCS call (614) 275-2690 or click on the link below.

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The ABCs of Safe Sleep
Leaving a Child at Home Alone
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The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

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The ABCs of Safe Sleep
Leaving a Child at Home Alone
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Leaving a Child at Home Alone

Many parents wrestle with whether or not it's safe to leave a child alone at home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) offers some guidelines concerning this issue. Click on the link below to learn more.

Volunteers and Mentors Needed
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Check out Connects E-News!

The latest issue of our Connects E-Newsletter is here! Featured articles include: Community Partner Spotlight: COVA, Prevalence of Child Abuse in Franklin County and Meet Citizens Advisory Committee Member Elon Simms.  

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Check Out Accent on Kids

The Winter 2015 edition of Accent on Kids is now available. Features include: Help Children Through Holiday Wish, New Reeb Center Assists Families and Agency Youth Finds Healing Through Art. 

 

Volunteers and Mentors Needed
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Event Calendar

    • March - National Social Work Month
      National Social Work Month is a time for increasing public awareness and knowledge of the profession of social work and its impact on society. Click here to learn more about social work at FCCS.
    • March 23 - College Care Package Assembly
      FCCS is collecting donations for care packages for agency youth who are in college. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franklin County Children Services, 855 W. Mound Street by March 22. Please contact the FCCS Volunteer Department at (614) 275-2690 for more information. Suggested donations include: snacks (microwave popcorn, gum, granola bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, pretzels, ramen noodles, powdered drink mixes); toiletries (tissues, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo); school supplies (notebook paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, flash drives); miscellaneous items (shower caddies, flip-flops, cell phone cards, new towels, new sheets, laundry supplies).
    • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
      April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000. Click here to learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month.
    • April 13 - Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast
      The Boat House at Confluence Park
      679 West Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

      FCCS's annual event highlights child abuse prevention and the accomplishments of social work professionals, client families, youth and community advocates. Also, college scholarships are awarded to agency youth. Click here to view photos from the 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast.
    • April 13 - Wear Blue Day
      FCCS will participate in the statewide Wear Blue Day campaign to support the prevention of child abuse. Wear blue on April 13, take a photo of yourself or your group and email it to fccsoutreach@fccs.us and you may see your photo featured on our Facebook page. Click here or call (614) 341-6017 to learn more about this event. #OhioWearsBlue