Franklin County Youth Council (FCYC) convening supporting organizations and agency work with the FCYC Members to produce programming, events and community outreach to youth in Central Ohio.
- Franklin County Department of Job and Family ServicesFranklin County Department of Job and Family Services
Franklin County Department of Job and Family services (Franklin County Board of Commissioners Agency), Mission: The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services provides workforce development and family support programs that improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents.
We provide the following services:
- Food Assistance
- Emergency Assistance
- Child Care Program
- Medical Assistance / Medicaid / Healthy Start
- Ohio Works First
- OhioMeansJobs Center
The Franklin Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) is a county, state and the federally supported agency responsible for basic financial, medical and social services programs. These programs are made available to ensure that no one is forced to go without the basic essentials of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and necessary life-sustaining services because of a lack of resources. FCDJFS ensures that many eligible children and adults receive assistance each month through in-house or contracted services.
Franklin County also provides education and training for public assistance customers along with the necessary support services to help them find quality jobs and move from welfare to independence. This opens doors to employment by improving participants' job seeking skills, building self-confidence and providing on-the-job training. The goal of our agency is to place job-ready participants in unsubsidized employment in the shortest possible time. Emphasis is placed on job placement activities, remedial education, and vocational training. These activities are coordinated with other available employment and training programs within the community.
- Franklin County Children’s Services (FCCS)Franklin County Children’s Services (FCCS)
Franklin County Children’s Services. Our Mission: Through collaboration with families and their communities, we advocate for the safety, permanency, and well-being of each child we serve in a manner that honors family and culture.
We are committed to our Guiding Principles:
- We are child welfare professionals
- We honor families
- We value every child
- We value partnerships
Children Services is the public agency mandated by federal and state law to ensure that our community's children are safe and well cared for. We provide protection, care, and permanency for children who are abused, neglected or dependent. By being in partnership with more than 100 agencies and organizations, and with the help of over 700 employees, 500 kinship families, 200 adoptive families, 500 volunteers and mentors and hundreds of community foster parents, the agency is committed to making sure that every child has a safe and stable home. Children Services social workers and support staff work to build stable and supportive living settings for young people, strengthen family life and assist parents in meeting their responsibilities to their children. FCCS receives approximately 30,000 referrals annually through our 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline — (614) 229-7000.
- United Way of Central OhioUnited Way of Central Ohio
Founded in 1923, United Way of Central Ohio is working to improve lives and strengthen our community by providing pathways out of poverty through our focus on the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, enough income to support a family through retirement, good health, and a safe place to live. As one of the largest United Ways in the country, we bring together more than 80,000 donors, advocates and volunteers.
- NAMI | Franklin CountyNAMI | Franklin County
National Association of Mental Illness of Franklin County, Mission: NAMI Franklin County is dedicated to improving the lives of family members, friends and persons with mental illness through education, outreach, support, referral, and advocacy.
At NAMI Franklin County, we provide education on brain disorders to family members, friends and mental health professionals in Franklin County:
- Raise awareness and enlightens the community;
- Offer support and referral to families, friends, and persons with mental illness; and,
- Advocate for individuals with mental illness and their family members to improve the system, remove stigma, ensure system accountability and strengthen our local grassroots network.
- Rise Sister RiseRise Sister Rise
Rise Sister Rise: Evaluating the African American Girls’ Experience of Trauma and Resilience in Ohio’s Communities is a journey towards academic success and positive socialization for African American girls. There are approximately 201,000 African American girls living in Ohio; the majority residing in metropolitan areas. Research suggests that urban African American girls are significantly exposed to more traumatic stressors than children of other racial groups.
The Rise Sister Rise Research Project is designed to explore the ways in which urban adolescent African American girls experience their world and the ways in which they are affected by those experiences. Frances Curtis Frazier, M.A. is the principal investigator and research partner with the Ohio Department of Mental Health which provided original funding for the research project.
- Community for New DirectionCommunity for New Direction
CND is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids and their families build a bridge to a brighter tomorrow. Our innovative prevention and leadership programs empower youth to be the force for change in themselves, their families, their schools and their communities – – now and in the future. CND is building a bridge to a brighter tomorrow by empowering tomorrow’s leaders today.
CND believes in giving youth the best chance at a healthy and bright future by preparing our youth to be future leaders. As our children prepare for the future, CND helps them to understand the importance of being a role model who leads with integrity by making healthy choices to be safe and drug-free. Community for New Direction helps youth to make a successful transition to adulthood by educating youth on decision making, refusal skills, and decorum, as well as providing recreational activities that exclude the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Through innovative programs and positive relationships, CND empowers individuals to achieve their potential.
Our primary purpose is to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, as well as violence (ATOD-V) in youth served by our programs.
CND envisions a day when our community is drug and violence-free.
Empowerment: We believe our interventions can empower youth to overcome barriers and choose a path to reach their full potential.
Leadership: We believe that children can be leaders in their communities, now and in the future.
Character: We believe that building character in children and youth is the foundation of a healthy and productive life.
Recovery: We believe that with focus and the right treatment, those facing addiction can experience full life in recovery.