Prevalence of Child Abuse in Franklin County

Click on the link below to review the most recent statistics concerning the children and families served by Franklin County Children Services annually.

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.

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 February 2018 issue of Connects E-News is here! Learn how FCCS celebrates African-American History Month in the February issue of Connects E-News. Additional features include: Community Partner Rise Sister Rise Inspires Girls, Protecting Children by Strengthening Families and Agency Youth Visit Columbus State. 

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

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

Youth Transition Services

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) strives to provide the highest quality of services, counseling and life skills instruction to every young adult aging out of foster care; and to successfully transition each young adult from the care of FCCS to a state of productive independence. All youth ages 14 and older under the custody of FCCS are eligible for assessment services. Each youth is assigned an emancipation counselor and participates in an assessment and planning experience to set their independent living plan in motion. Services offered include: transitional living, independent living, life skills training and college-bound mentoring.
Click here to learn more about Youth Transition Services.


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 its impact on society.
  • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000.

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