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

 

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 679, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
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Funds to assist with different needs may be available through our office.

Funding and programs change, so please contact us at 419-352-7566 or 1-888-282-1118 for current information.

You may also see an agency staff member on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or by appointment if you work or attend school during these times. You must call ahead for an appointment.

Please note - only basic information about each program is listed below - there are additional requirements and factors that can affect eligibility such as income, assets, employment, sanctions etc.

Emergency Assistance programs may include:

Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC)

  • Assistance for adults who have the legal and physical custody of minor children
  • Must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level for family size
  • Assistance includes:
    Rent/Mortgage: eviction or foreclosure notice required; past month’s rent (never current or upcoming)
    First month’s rent and security deposit: must provide verification of homelessness
    Vehicle repair: only for those employed or attending Work Activities through WCDJFS;
    Title, registration, insurance and valid driver’s license required
    Utility Program: Electric, natural gas, propane, alternative heating source and water/sewer; must use other available utility programs first, HEAP, EHEAP and Ohio Fuel Fund; bills must be in applicant(s) name and directly through company

Ohio Fuel Fund (OFF)

  • Electric bill assistance for households with Toledo Edison service
  • Must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level for household size
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
based on availability of funding - call 419-352-7566 or 1-888-282-1118 for funding status
  • Rental assistance for adults without children
  • Funding is limited and available for only part of the year
  • Assistance with past month’s rent or first month’s rent (no security deposits)
  • Must provide eviction notice or verification of homelessness

AEP Neighbor to Neighbor Program

  • Electric bill assistance for households with AEP service.
  • Must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty for household size.
   
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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