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.

Accent on Kids is Here!

The Winter 2017-2018 edition of our print publication, Accent on Kids is here. Featured articles include: In His Own Words: Thoughts of a FCCS Youth, Teen Finds Permanency with Loving Family and  Foster Homes Needed for Teens.

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2017 Resource Guide.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The December 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Seventeen Children Receive Forever Homes at National Adoption Day, National Family Week Celebration and Black Girl Magic Drive Celebrates Girls.

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.

Grant a Child's Holiday Wish

Each December, more than 6,000 children under the care of Franklin County Children Services rely on community donations for their holiday toys and gifts. These are children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions. They rely on the generosity of our community to put the joy back into their holidays. For more than 50 years, thanks to central Ohio donors children served by FCCS have received gifts that delight them and make them feel special.

FCCS relies on donations of funds and toys for Holiday Wish, as the agency's tax dollars cannot be used to support this program. Donations may be tax deductible.

Now is the time to grant a child’s holiday wish. You can help in several ways:

  • Contact Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525 to fulfill a wish list for one or more young children at $50 each or sponsor one or more older youth with a $60 donation.
  • Click here to make a monetary donation of any amount online.
  • Send a check made payable to the FCCS Children’s Fund to Holiday Wish at 855 W. Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223.
  • Donate any new, unwrapped toys at our W. Mound Street location.
  • Shop amazon.com for a gift on our Holiday Wish or Black Girl Magic wish lists (Use holidaywish@fccs.us when searching for our lists)

We currently have more than 600 children's wish lists that neeed to be fulfilled.

Click here or call (614) 275-2525 for more information about Holiday Wish.

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.
  • January 18 - Make a Difference Night
    5:30 - 7 p.m.
    855 W. Mound Street

    Join us at this casual event, during which you can learn about opportunities for making a difference by helping children and families served by Franklin County Children Services. Enjoy refreshments, prizes and inspirational stories. For more information, call (614) 275-2690.

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