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!

The Call for Mentors

Through the power of relationships, our mentors teach our young people to laugh, trust and believe that life holds opportunities for them. Click here to learn how you can become a FCCS mentor:

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.

We're Hiring!

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. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this issue, you'll learn about: the need for African-American male mentors; free baby clothes and more available at the Little Bottoms Free Store; a party for agency graduates and tips for summer fun and safety.

Celebrating Graduates


FCCS was proud to celebrate the achievements of youth involved with the agency with a graduation party that was held on May 22. Seventy-six youth were recognized for graduating from high school or earning their GEDs. They enjoyed an evening of music, dancing and door prizes with their friends and families. Franklin County Councilmember Emmanuel Remy and FCCS Executive Director Chip Spinning were also on hand to commend the youth and those who supported them.

The party was a great success thanks to the help of the Volunteer Services Advisory Committee, Simba Advisory Committee, Malaika Advisory Committee, the Citizens Advisory Committee and others, as well as donations from many. FCCS is particularly grateful for the help of New Hope Church, whose members decorated the party space and donated more than $12,000 in decorations and gifts, and CME Credit Union for donating gift bags.

Events & Campaigns

  • August 17 - FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther's FamJam
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Columbus Commons
    160 S. High Street

    Franklin County Children Services and the city of Columbus invite you to a free, family enrichment festival at the Columbus Commons. FamJam will bring families together with community resources, vendors and information tables, as well as tons of fun and entertainment. Rain or shine! For more information, call (614) 341-6085.

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