Program Spotlight: 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 offers several services to kinship families. Click on the link below to learn more about the agency's kinship care program:
FCCS's 2014 Report to the Community
Check out our report to the community, "Connecting Safety, Permanency and Well-being" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2014.
The Latest Issue of Connects E-News is Here!
Features of the April 2015 issue include: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Breakfast Celebrates Child Abuse Prevention Efforts, and Tips for Today: Choose Your Partner Carefully.
Pinwheels for Prevention
FCCS has partnered with the Ohio Children's Trust Fund in displaying pinwheels throughout the community as a reminder of child abuse and prevention efforts. Click on the link below to learn more.
Latest Issue of Accent on Kids
Features of the Spring 2015 issue of Accent on Kids include: April is Child abuse Prevention Month, Cousins Make Kinship Family of Ten and Preparing Teens for Adulthood.
May is National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time for recognizing and promoting efforts to enhance the lives of youth in foster care. This year's National Foster Care Month theme is Get to Know the Many Faces of Foster Care. When a child cannot remain safely at home, FCCS makes every effort to place them in the least restrictive setting with family members, other kin or in foster homes. Nationwide, there are more than 400,000 youth currently in foster care. There are more than 11,000 children in foster care in Ohio. Children Services works closely with several organizations that provide foster care services, when placement is necessary. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent should contact a foster care provider agency. Click here to learn more about foster care in Franklin County.
FCCS offers counseling, life skills training, transitional and independent living assistance to youth who are about to age out of foster care through its Emancipation Program. The community also plays an important role in supporting children in out-of-home placement. Volunteers and mentors are needed to spend time and build lasting relationships with children in out-of-home care. Click here to learn about volunteering with FCCS. FCCS also accepts donations to the Children's Fund, which provides special opportunities for children in care, as well as the Holiday Wish Program. Click here to learn more about donor opportunities.