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!

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this issue, you'll learn about: a youth who is pursuing excellence, FCCS's new board members, a partnership between Nina West and The Buckeye Ranch and FCCS's annual report to the community.  

2021 Child Abuse Prevention Event

This annual event, held on April 14, 2021 and hosted by FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee highlighted child abuse prevention and the accomplishments of social work professionals, client families, youth and community advocates. In addition, college scholarships were awarded to agency youth. 

FCCS's 2020 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Always There for Families" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2020.

2021 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!

Youth Transition Services Program Prepares Youth for Life after FCCS

Becoming an adult and leaving the child welfare system can be a very difficult transition for FCCS youth. Fortunately, the agency’s emancipation program is there to prepare them for the future.  It offers counseling, life skills training and other services to youth, which include: assessment, independent living case planning, transitional living, after care and the Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP). All youth age 14 and older, who are under agency custody, are able to participate in assessment services. A youth transition services caseworker is matched with each youth, to help them develop and follow plans for the future. Learn more about the Youth Transition Services program.

COVID-19 Resources

FCCS has compiled information about resources available to the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. There are resources for caring for children in case of illness, accessing testing and parenting tips. You’ll also find information on mental health, child care, education, recipes and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates on resources available in the community.

This is also a time when concerns about child abuse and neglect have increased and the attention of the community is needed to keep children safe. Check in with families, and if you suspect child abuse or neglect are occurring, contact our 24-hour hotline at (614) 229-7000.

Events & Campaigns

  • August 15 - Children's Day at COSI
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    333 W. Broad Street

    Youth and families served by Children Services will spend the day exploring science and technology at COSI. Call (614) 275-2780 for more information.

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