Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2018 Resource Guide.

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.

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: Holiday Wish, the passage of the FCCS Renewal Levy, National Family Week, talking to children about mental health and an agency partnership with CAPA.

Grant a Holiday Wish!

Call (614) 275-2525 or click here to donate online.

Holiday Wish allows youth under the care of Franklin County Children Services to request a special toy or gift. Each year, the central Ohio community provides gifts for more than 6,500 children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions. In some cases, these are the only gifts that these children will receive all year. You can help make the holidays special.

Here is how Holiday Wish works:

  • Each child age 11 and younger selects toys or other gifts valued at $50 from their wish list. (Wish list items should be dropped off at our West Mound Street location by December 8. All other toys can be dropped off through December 24.) Contact Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525 to sponsor a child.
  • Each youth age 12 and older receives a $60 gift card to Target or Walmart.
  • Donations of any dollar amount are accepted to help purchase gift cards and food certificates for families. Donations may be tax deductible.
  • Donors may sponsor one or more children. They will receive each child's wish list, shop for the toys, wrap each gift separately, and deliver them to Holiday Wish.
  • Individuals and groups may also contribute new, unwrapped toys and gifts of their choice and drop them off at Holiday Wish.
  • Making a purchase from the Holiday Wish or Black Girl Magic wish lists on Amazon.com.

Drop off gifts at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223. Click here for directions.

Help make a child's wish come true this year by:

  • Clicking here to donate online or you can write a check payable to the Franklin County Children Services Children's Fund and send it to Holiday Wish at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223
  • Contacting Holiday Wish at holidaywish@fccs.us or (614) 275-2525 to sponsor a child or learn more about the program
  • Dropping of new, unwrapped toys at our Holiday Wish office at 855 West Mound Street
  • Making a purchase from the Holiday Wish or Black Girl Magic wish lists on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit the Holiday Wish webpage.

Events & Campaigns

  • January - National Mentoring Month
    National Mentoring Month is a time for recognizing the importance of mentors and their ability to positively impact young lives. Click here to learn about becoming a mentor or volunteering with children involved with FCCS.

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