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!

FCCS's 2019 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Better Together" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2019.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects

In this issue, you'll learn about: the Class of 2020, a youth who is rising up and moving on, summer activities during COVID-19 and our gratitude to the community for mask donations

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 or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

Support the Franklin County Children's Fund

The Children's Fund is a separate Franklin County Children Services account that is used to provide children living away from home with "special things" that the agency is unable to use tax dollars to provide. The Children's Fund has helped thousands of children attend summer camps, participate in sports, take music or art lessons, or go on school trips.

A portion of the Children's Fund is designated for the Jack Donahue Scholarship Fund. Each year, scholarships are granted to one foster youth who is going to a four-year college or university in Ohio, and one foster youth who will be attending a two-year school. The scholarships are renewable.

Make a donation to the Children’s Fund.

COVID-19 Resources

Visit our dedicated page, which lists resources for families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Events & Campaigns

  • August - National Back to School Month
    Take time to help children prepare to go back to school. Help them to adjust to new school settings and schedules. Contact teachers and administrators to learn what the new year holds for your child.
  • August 8 - African-American Male Wellness Walk
    7:00 a.m. Health Screenings
    9:30 a.m. Run/Walk
    Livingston Park
    760 E. Livingston
    FCCS is one of the co-sponsors of the 16th annual walk/run, which will also include free health screenings for the entire family. For more information visit, email or call (614) 754-7511.

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