Choose Your Partner Carefully
When you choose a partner for yourself, you choose for your child, too. Your child is counting on you to make the right decision.
Volunteers and Mentors Needed
Franklin County Children Services' volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. For information about FCCS volunteers and mentors click here or call (614) 275-2690.
Connects E News is Here
The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. Features include: Come to FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party, FCCS UNCF Walk Team Will Help Send a Youth to College and Adoption Picnic Brings Joy and the Hope of Family.
Safe Havens for Infants
If you find yourself in a crisis situation with a newborn baby that you are unable to care for, there is an option that will protect the infant and protect your identity. Click on the link below to learn more:
A Guide to Kinship Care
Kinship Care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child. FCCS has created a guide which lists helpful information, frequently asked questions and other resources for kinship caregivers.
FCCS's FamJam at Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party
Come to the party! You're invited to FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Pride Block Party, a free family-enrichment festival, on August 29 at Columbus Commons (160 South High Street) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is brought to you by FCCS and the City of Columbus. This year's event will be full of fun and informative activities for the whole family including: face painting, free health screenings, entertainment from local acts, resource booths, games, bounce houses, a climbing wall and more. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided while supplies last. A host of exhibitors will be on-hand to share helpful resources with attendees. Local police, sheriff and fire departments will meet the public and display some of their vehicles.
August 29 - FCCS's FamJam @ Mayor Coleman's Neighborhood Block Party
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.)
Franklin County Children Services and the city of Columbus invite you to a free, family enrichment festival at the city's downtown park. 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 or click here.
September - Kinship Care Month
Kinship care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child, when out-of-home placement is necessary. September is a time for recognizing and celebrating the kinship families who provide loving care to children who have suffered from abuse and neglect. Click here to about FCCS's Kinship Program.
September 25 - Children's Day at COSI
5 to 9 p.m.
COSI (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, take part in prize drawings and shake hands with local mascots, including Brutus Buckeye and FCCS's own Ted D. Bear. Click here for more information.
September 26 - Girls Self-Esteem Workshop
FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a workshop for young women involved with the agency. This workshop is designed to promote confidence and self-esteem and will include presentations, a panel discussion and health and beauty tips.