CHILDREN'S SERVICES HOTLINE: 419-354-9669

JFS OFFICE HOURS: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
PHONE: 419-352-7566
TOLL FREE: 888-282-1118
FAX: 419-353-6091

CALL CENTER: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
PHONE: 855-275-3537
FAX: 419-353-6091

 

Located at 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green, OH - MAP
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 679, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

JFS OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURES
Tuesday Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day | Thursday Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Day | Friday Nov. 28 - day after Thanksgiving
Thursday Dec. 25 - Christmas Day | Thursday Jan. 1 - New Years Day

CALL CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSURES
Tuesday Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day | Thursday Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Day | Friday Nov. 28 - day after Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Day | Thursday Dec. 25 - Christmas Day | Friday, December 26 - day after Christmas | Thursday Jan. 1 - New Years Day

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Welcome to the Wood County Job and Family  Services  (JFS) website.  Children, adults, families and the elderly can find information on programs and services administered by the JFS which are available to Wood County, Ohio residents.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE SHOULD NOT BE MAILED
please refer to 'how to report child abuse/neglect' page
OhioMeansJobs-Wood County Office to Expand

pentaIn partnership with the Wood County Board of Commissioners and Penta Career Center, OhioMeansJobs-Wood County, will now be offering services in two locations.

A satellite office, located at Penta Career Center’s Adult & Continuing Education Office, 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township, will be added to the services currently available at the Bowling Green location. “We are excited to be working together with Penta to be able to reach more of our northern county residents,” says Mary DeWitt, supervisor of OhioMeansJobs-Wood County.

At both locations, OhioMeansJobs-Wood County staff will be available to assist individuals with a variety of services geared toward re-entering the workforce.Individuals can meet with staff members for one-on-one professional resume assistance as well as gain valuable tips on how to conduct a powerful job search.Training opportunities for in-demand, short term training occupations are also available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to help individuals return to work quickly.

For more information about services offered by OhioMeansJobs, please call 419-661-6187

 

 

Included among the services/programs provided by JFS are:

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (EMPLOYMENT, MEDICAL AND INCOME  PROGRAMS)
These programs, commonly known as  Ohio Works First, SNAP (Food Assistance) and Medicaid, provide cash, food assistance and health care coverage based on State and Federal eligibility criteria.

To make application or check current status / report changes please go to: http://ODJFSBenefits.ohio.gov.

NEW MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE

 

SOCIAL  SERVICES
The programs assist families and adults who have emergency needs such as loss of shelter or care repairs necessary to keep employment.  In addition, programs are available to assist the elderly including Homemaker/Home Health Services and Adult Protective Services.   A Child Care program is also available to those citizens meeting income guidelines.

CHILDREN'S  SERVICES
The mission of the Children's Protective Services Unit is to promote the protection and safety of children and their families. Services provided by the Children's Protective Services Unit include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Investigation of Child Abuse / Neglect Reports
  • Family Support
    - Voluntary In-Home Services
    - In-Home Protective Supervision
    - Placement of Children for out-of-home care
  • Foster Family training, assessment and supervision
  • Adoption Services for children and families
  • Birth Parent Counseling

OHIO MEANS JOBS - WOOD COUNTY - EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
A wide variety of employment  services are available at the office, such as resume writing and career counseling.  Please view the website at OHIOMEANSJOBS-WOOD COUNTY.   

Other partners co-located in the office include Veteran’s Services and ODJFS Re-employment Services.

 

 

   
CHILDREN'S SERVICES HOTLINE: 419-354-9669
OFFICE HOURS: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | OFFICE PHONE: 419-352-7566
TOLL FREE: 888-282-1118 | FAX: 419-353-6091
CALL CENTER HOURS: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | CALL CENTER PHONE: 855-275-3537 | FAX: 419-353-6091
 
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