FCCS's 2018 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Caring for Our Community's Children" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2018.

Accent on Kids is Here!

The Spring 2018 issue of Accent on Kids is here. Featured articles include: Be a Super Hero for Child Abuse Prevention; Mentor Readies Youth for a Successful Future and Pursuing Permanency for Every Child.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this month's Connects E-News, you'll learn about a recent community conversation about the opioid crisis, sponsored by FCCS. Additional features include: Youth Lauded for Academic Achievements at Annual Breakfast and Caseworker Champions Teens.

Click here to read it:  

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.

May is National Foster Care Month

Hundreds of children in Franklin County are waiting. These are children who, through no fault of their own, are in need of a safe and loving home. While the number of children in need of foster care continues to rise the number of available foster homes has not. 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 …to Foster Hope, Foster Love, Foster Franklin County.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, click here or call (614) 275-2711 to learn more about the process and connect with a local foster care agency. FCCS partners with various foster care agencies to provide foster homes for Franklin County’s children.

Events & Campaigns

  • May - National Foster Care Month
    Nationwide, there are more than 400,000 youth currently in foster care. Currently, there are more than 300 youth in Franklin County who are in need of loving foster homes. Click here to learn more about foster care, as well as how to become a foster parent.
  • August 4 - 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 or click here.

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24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100