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.

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2020 Resource Guide

The Franklin County Children Services Resource Guide is a valuable directory of services for our families, social workers and community partners. Download a copy today!

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community.

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: a youth who is benefiting from the FUP housing vouchers, a former agency youth who's teaching life skills and African-American History Month activities.

Guidelines for Reporting Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect affect more than three million children annually and cause the deaths of three children every day. Preventing and reporting child abuse is one of the most important things a community can do for its children. Franklin County Children Services receives more than 30,000 reports of child abuse each year and serves more than 30,000 children and their families. Child abuse and neglect often occur in families under stress or in the middle of a crisis. Parents and other caregivers are sometimes overwhelmed by pressure and may not be able to cope with personal, financial or marital problems. Drug and alcohol use may trigger abusive or neglectful behavior. And there is a growing correlation between domestic violence and child abuse.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call our 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000. Click here to learn more.

Events & Campaigns

  • March - National Social Work Month
    National Social Work Month is a time for increasing public awareness and knowledge of the profession of social work and how these dedicated individuals impact society.
  • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse prevention. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000.
  • April 8 - Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast
    Mitchell Hall, Columbus State Community College
    250 Cleveland Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    FCCS's annual event highlights child abuse prevention and the accomplishments of social work professionals, client families, youth and community advocates. Also, college scholarships are awarded to agency youth. For more information, call (614) 275-2523 or email vesmith@fccs.us.
  • April 8 - Wear Blue Day
    FCCS will participate in the statewide Wear Blue Day campaign to support the prevention of child abuse. Wear blue on April 8, take a photo of yourself or your group and email it to fccsoutreach@fccs.us and you may see your photo featured on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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