Investing in a Bright Future

Why your support matters—NOW.

Donate!Franklin County Residential Services, Inc. has been a trusted not-for-profit resource for thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 30 years. Despite our longstanding history, our mission to provide quality programs and services has become increasingly difficult as we have been forced to face a new economic reality, and endure multiple cuts in funding.

We need your help to:

  • Continue our history of outstanding quality services and programs
  • Expand our reach to help more central Ohioans with developmental disabilities who are currently underserved, and
  • Encourage opportunities and new initiatives that will help ALL individuals with developmental disabilities in our community flourish. 

Increase in Demand + Decrease in Funding = Underserved Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities

Countywide, the number of individuals with developmental disabilities requesting services continues to climb. The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities has seen the number of people receiving services increase at a rate of 4-5 percent per year.

At FCRS, we receive calls daily from new individuals and families looking for help and support. At the same time, we continue to face cuts in funding; making it increasingly difficult to welcome these new families, let alone meet the needs of the current individuals we serve at the level of support we have historically provided for our community.

We’ve heard it from our families for years—staff stability and longevity are critically important. Our staff turnover rate is currently one of the lowest in the state, but the ability for our organization to continue to maintain outstanding services with a professional staff that individuals know and trust is being jeopardized.

Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities here in Central Ohio are in need—and to provide services that will improve their lives and strengthen our community, we need your help.

Looking Ahead

As the population continues to age, those caring for individuals with developmental disabilities face an uncertain future. More services are typically needed, but oftentimes there are no options specifically designed for the developmentally disabled population.

FCRS is exploring one new initiative to address these needs:  a dedicated facility for Alzheimer’s patients that would offer FCRS long-term residential services in a safe environment for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Building a Bright Future – Together

In 2007, FCRS celebrated the opening of the Palmer-Donavin House, a respite care facility for individuals with developmental disabilities on Columbus’ southwest side. The project, a commemoration of Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company’s 100th anniversary, was funded by the company and many of its vendors and business partners. This point of pride would not exist without the support of many generous donors who stepped up to make a difference in the lives of so many.

Your support of FCRS is an investment in our community, and will enable us to expand our offerings to include more individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and ensure our remarkable staff continues to provide outstanding care and services.

What Will Your Dollars Do?

Your donation will make a difference. Every gift is appreciated. Every dollar counts.

Your dollars will directly help:

  • Men and women in our Supported Living program live full  independent lives, with support from FCRS professionals as needed in areas like money management, cooking skills, social activities, and access to community events
  • More than 85 Individuals in our ICF Program make strides in mastering daily living skills and promote opportunities to reach their full potential
  • Support in-home and out-of-home respite programs that allow families and guardians piece of mind when leaving their loved ones for short periods of time
  • Provide short-term emergency care services to adults with developmental disabilities who are displaced from their homes
  • Children and adults participate in our popular Extensions Program that offers extended care and supervision for children and adults who attend school or work programs operated by the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Our Family Support Department connect families or guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities living at home with quarterly funding opportunities through the State of Ohio that help with adaptive equipment, home modification, family-selected respite care, and more

For more information about how you can support our mission, and help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families right here in Central Ohio, please contact us, or give here through our secure online system. THANK YOU!


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