Ohio Services

Ohio Services




Mission Statement: To improve the well-being of Ohio's workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio's most vulnerable citizens.



  1. Adoption: In Ohio, adoption services are provided by public children services agencies, private child placing agencies and private noncustodial agencies, all of which are supervised by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/adoption.pdf

  2. Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE): Ohio ABLE programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment.

    1. https://www.ohiohighered.org/able

  3. Adult Protective Services: Adult protective services help vulnerable adults age 60 and older who are in danger of harm, are unable to protect themselves, and may have no one to assist them.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/APS_FactSheet.pdf

  4. Application for Cash, Food, and Medical Assistance: ODJFS Benefits provides an easy and quick way for the people in Ohio to apply for benefits or to manage their existing case.

    1. https://odjfsbenefits.ohio.gov/SelfServiceSplash.jsf

  5. Cash Assistance: Ohio Works First is the financial assistance portion of the state’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, which provides cash benefits to needy families for up to 36 months.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/owf.pdf

  6. Child Care: A source the provides information families on how to find child care providers, provides  information to providers about training and rules, and it also provides a list of child care resources.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/childcare.stm

  7. Child Care Information Data System (CCIDS): is a statewide automated system for publicly funded child care (PFCC).  CCIDS automates the payment and eligibility process for all participants in Ohio's PFCC program.  

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/CCIDS.stm

  8. Child Protective Services: Child protective services are services designed to help children who have been or are at risk of becoming victims of abuse or neglect.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services supervises the state’s child protective services programs, which are administered locally by 88 county public children services agencies (PCSAs).

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/CPS_factSheet.pdf

  9. Disability Financial Assistance: Ohio’s Disability Financial Assistance Program provides a monthly cash benefit to eligible low-income individuals with disabilities who do not meet all the requirements necessary to receive help from other federal and state programs, such as Supplemental Security Income and Ohio Works First.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/disabilityFA.pdf

  10. Food Assistance Benefits: The Food Assistance Program − formerly called food stamps and known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) − helps eligible low-income Ohioans stretch their food budgets and buy healthy food.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/foodassistance.pdf

  11. Food Programs: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) administers several programs to fight hunger in Ohio.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/foodPrograms_factSheet.pdf

  12. Foster Care: When children cannot safely remain in their own homes, they are placed in a temporary living situation called foster care.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) develops rules and guidelines to help county agencies implement foster care programs. When a child must be removed from home, a court will grant temporary custody of the child to a public children services agency (PCSA). From there, a caseworker will attempt to find a safe place for the child to stay.

    1. http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/fostercare.pdf

  13. Job Seekers: The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) offers a variety of services to people seeking employment which are provided by county, state, and various partners.

    1. http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/siteindex/inter.aspx#A

  14. To find services specific to your county, please visit the following site and click on your county: http://jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.pdf




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