Gun Safety

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

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 Alicia's Closet and how this organization helps support foster families 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 fostercare.fccs.us or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

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 youth transition services 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, and after care.  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.  Click here to learn more about the FCCS 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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram 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.

New Inspiring Job Opportunity

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS), Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) have partnered to start a peer parenting program. NYAP is currently looking to hire a Peer Parent Mentor as part of this program. This position offers a unique opportunity for an individual with first-hand experience to provide mentoring to clients whose children have an open case with

 FCCS. For more information click Peer Parent Mentor Job Opportunity.

 

Events & Campaigns

  • September 17 - UNCF Walk for Education
    The Annual UNCF Walk for Education will be held Saturday, September 17th at McFerson Commons #1 located at 218 West Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Visit UNCF.org/ColumbusWalk for more information.
  • September - Kinship Care Month
    September is a time to recognize the family members and friends who take on the care of youth served by child welfare agencies, who can no longer remain in their own homes. Kinship care providers offer familiar loving homes to youth in need.

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