Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2016 Resource Guide.
Our Redesigned Website Arrives May 2nd.
Our website will have a new look, feel and state of the art functionality! Click on the link below to learn more.
Check Out Accent on Kids
The Spring 2016 edition of Accent on Kids is now available. Features include: Former Agency Youth Reflects on Time with FCCS, FCCS Spreads Child Abuse Prevention Message and Newlyweds Expand Family Through Kinship Care.
FCCS's 2015 Report to the Community
Check out our report to the community, "Bettering Lives, One Child and Family at a Time" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2015.
Check out Connects E-News!
The latest issue of our Connects E-Newsletter is here! Featured articles include: Pausing to Spread the Child Abuse Prevention Message, Friendship Creates Kinship Family for Young Girl and Safe Havens for Infants.
Volunteers and Mentors are Needed for 200 Youth
Franklin County Children Services’ volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. Just by spending time with these youth, the volunteers create positive childhood memories that the youth will never forget. Many youth under the care of Children Services also depend on their volunteers or mentors to guide them through difficult times. The 500 FCCS volunteers and mentors provide one-on-one friendship to youth, donate their time in the Crisis Center or in Holiday Wish, and help children in many other ways. An individual can give support, friendship and guidance to children in the following ways:
Friendship Volunteers – Volunteers who share time and activities on an individual basis twice a month with a child.
Malaika and Simba Mentors – Culturally specific mentoring programs matching African American adults with African American children under FCCS care.
College-Bound Mentors – Mentoring program for college-bound youth providing support and assistance with college preparation and ongoing needs.
Crisis Center Volunteers – Volunteers who provide support, activities and supervision at the FCCS Crisis Center.
For more information about FCCS volunteers and mentors click here or call (614) 275-2690.
April - Pinwheel Selfie Campaign
The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund is holding the #PinwheelSelfie Campaign. Upload your #PinwheelSelfie photos on Facebook (Ohio Children’s Trust Fund), Instagram (@OhioCTF) and Twitter (@OhioCTF) or email it to Ohio_Children’s_Trust_Fund@jfs.ohio.gov.
April - Pinwheels for Prevention
FCCS will plant thousands of blue pinwheels, symbolizing cases of abuse and neglect, throughout the central Ohio community in an effort to raise awareness about the effects of child abuse. For more information click here.
May - National Foster Care Month
Nationwide, there are more than 400,000 youth currently in foster care. These youth will eventually be reunited with their families if safely possible, placed in kinship or adoptive homes, or will eventually be emancipated. Click here to learn about the agencies that provide foster care services for FCCS kids.
May 11 - FCCS Graduation Party
FCCS is holding a graduation party for young people involved with the agency who are about to graduate from high school or receive their GED. There will be food, prizes, dancing and photos. This is a great opportunity for the youth, their friends and family members to celebrate their accomplishments. Want to donate a door prize for the graduation party? Email email@example.com to donate to this worthwhile event.