Gun Safety

Keep guns locked and out of reach of children. Visit our Parenting Tips page to learn about more about gun safety. 

Grant a Holiday Wish

Help make the holidays bright for more than 6,500 children served by Franklin County Children Services. Donate toys, cash or gift cards to Holiday Wish! 

We're Hiring!

Franklin County Children Services is hiring professionals who are dedicated to protecting children while  strengthening families. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

Read about a family who adopts their son on National Adoption Day, Holiday Wish, Black Girl Magic, and more in the latest issue of Connects E-News. 





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.

Volunteers and Mentors are Needed for FCCS Youth

Franklin County Children Services’ volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. Just by spending time with these youth, the volunteers create positive childhood memories that the youth will never forget. Many youth under the care of Children Services also depend on their volunteers or mentors to guide them through difficult times. FCCS volunteers and mentors provide one-on-one friendship to youth, donate their time in the Crisis Center or in Holiday Wish, and help children in many other ways. An individual can give support, friendship and guidance to children in the following ways:

  • Friendship Volunteers – Volunteers who share time and activities on an individual basis twice a month with a child.
  • Malaika and Simba Mentors – Culturally specific mentoring programs matching African- American adults with African-American children under FCCS care.
  • College-Bound Mentors – Mentoring program for college-bound youth providing support and assistance with college preparation and ongoing needs.
  • Crisis Center Volunteers – Volunteers who provide support, activities and supervision at the FCCS Crisis Center.

Click here to learn more about volunteering opportunities at FCCS. If you’d like to inquire about becoming a volunteer or mentor, click here to submit an inquiry form, contact the FCCS Volunteer Department at (614) 275-2690 or email



Events & Campaigns

  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS by making a donation. We are once again accepting donations of new toys! For more information or to donate: Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525.
  • December 7 - Black Girl Magic Event
    6-8 p.m.
    The Que Studio
    1278 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205
    Help FCCS provide culturally-specific gifts that celebrate the unique identities of the children of color whom we serve. Drop off your gift at the Black Girl Magic Toy Drive on December 7. You can also visit to purchase items from our Black Girl Magic Gift List. Click here to learn more.

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