Accent on Kids is Here!

The Winter 2019 issue of Accent on Kids is here. Featured articles include: Former Foster Youth Finds Her Place, Grandmother Embraces Kinship Care, and Caseworker Guides Teens.

Grant a Holiday Wish!

Be a #wishgranter! Support FCCS's Holiday Wish Program. Help us provide gifts for more than 6,500 children under FCCS care. Donations are accepted now through December 24.  Click here to learn how you can 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 Simba and Malaika youth trip to Washington D.C., National Adoption Month, Holiday Wish, Tips for Online Safety and FCCS's new Communications Director Alison Rodgers.

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and a time to put the spotlight on youth under agency care who are seeking adoptive homes. It is particularly important to recognize the older children, sibling groups and those with special needs who long await forever families who will give them stability, security and a sense of belonging. Franklin County Children Services seeks families or single adults from all backgrounds who are willing to love and share their homes with waiting children. Click here to learn more about FCCS’s adoptions program.

FCCS will celebrate National Adoption Day on November 20 by finalizing the adoptions of several children at Franklin County Probate Court.

Events & Campaigns

  • November 25 - National Family Week Celebration
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    St. Stephen's Community House
    1500 East 17th Ave.
    This annual celebration focuses on the importance of the family and those who build community connections that strengthen families. For more information, call (614) 275-2780.
  • December 4 - Black Girl Magic Event
    6-8 p.m.
    Copious Restaurant
    520 S. High Street
    Join FCCS's Malaika Mentoring Program for a night to celebrate the beauty, resilience and power of black girls. Please bring a culturally specific holiday gift that promotes self-love and reaffirms the inherent value of black girls. You can also visit Amazon.com to purchase items from our Black Girl Magic Wish List. Click here to learn more.
  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS! Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525. For more information or to donate:

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