Come to Children's Day at COSI

Join FCCS for a night of learning and fun Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. at COSI (333 W. Broad Street). Enjoy entertainment from the Supa Fun Band, Joy Lyons Magic and the Shazzbots Duo. You'll also meet local mascots and explore COSI's exiting hands-on exhibits.

FAQs and 2018 Statistics

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

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!

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

The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. In this issue, you'll learn about: a kinship caregiver who gives her all for her grandchildren; a pop-up sneaker shop for agency youth; fun at FamJam; Children's Day at COSI; Dr. Kimberly Toler and Issue 10: The Franklin County Children Services Levy

September is Kinship Month

When a child cannot live with his or her parent/guardian/ custodian, kinship caregivers often take over the full-time responsibility of caring for that child, providing ongoing stability, support and guidance. The definition of a kinship caregiver also goes beyond the scope of blood relative and may include an adult who has a familiar relationship/bond with the child and/or family.

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) serves children and families by assessing and supporting those providing kinship care for children. When possible, kinship care is the most desirable setting for children who cannot live with their parent/guardian/custodian. Kinship care preserves a sense of family and maintains connections between children and their family's culture and traditions, while efforts are being made to achieve reunification/permanency. Click here to learn more about FCCS’s Kinship program.

Events & Campaigns

  • September 27 - Children's Day at COSI
    5 to 9 p.m.
    COSI
    333 W. Broad St.

    At FCCS's annual Children's Day celebration at COSI, children and families involved with FCCS will receive free admission to COSI exhibits, while a reduced rate for general admission is available to the public. Join us to enjoy local musicians and shake hands with local mascots, including FCCS's own Ted D. Bear. Parking is $6. Click here to learn more about Children's Day at COSI.
  • September 28 - UNCF Walk for Education
    9 a.m to 12 p.m.
    Wolfe Park
    105 Park Drive
    FCCS will sponsor a team participating in this event which raises funds for college scholarships including the FCCS Alvin R. Hadley Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to an agency youth each year. For more information, visit www.uncf.org/events/event/2019-walk-for-education-columbus. or call (614) 221-5309.

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