Issue 4 Supports Children
Franklin County Children Services' 1.9 mill renewal levy will appear on the November ballot as Issue 4. This levy generates more than $46 million a year, which is 25 percent of the agency's budget. Passage of this levy will not increase property taxes for homeowners. The costs to owners of a $100,000 home will remain at the current $54 per year. With November quickly approaching, the Committee4Children (C4C) is working diligently to inform the community about the importance of Children Services and how successful the agency has been at protecting children and strengthening families.
The committee has numerous activities planned to educate and engage people in the campaign. Those who wish to learn more about the levy campaign can visit the website at www.committee4children.com or email C4C Campaign Manager Doris Calloway Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is hoped that through continuous community outreach and awareness efforts that Franklin County residents will gain a better understanding of the role of FCCS. Children Services investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect, provides protective services to families whose children can remain safety in their own homes, helps parents resolve their family problems by referring them to community-based organizations with evidence-based programs, and places children with relatives in kinship care or in temporary foster care or permanent adoptive homes when necessary.
National Adoption Month
National Adoption Month is a time to focus on the children in foster care who are waiting for a permanent family. Locally, Adoption Day is held on November 20. On this day, the adoptions of some children under FCCS care will be finalized at Franklin County Probate Court. Click here to view a searchable list of FCCS adoptable kids.
National Family Week Celebration
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
St. Stephen's Community House, 1500 East 17th Ave.
This annual celebration focuses on the importance of the family and those who build community connections that strengthen families. For more information, call (614) 275-2638.
Now through December
855 W. Mound Street
For more than 50 years, Holiday Wish has provided gifts to children under the care of FCCS who might not otherwise receive them. Join us in helping make wishes come true! For more information or to donate: