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IMPORTANT NOTICE: REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE SHOULD NOT BE EMAILED.
Please refer to ‘How to report child abuse/neglect‘ page.
After hours documents may be placed in a secure drop box located in front of the main JFS entrance.
Welcome to Wood County JFS
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 JFS which are available to Wood County, Ohio residents.
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.
The programs assist families and adults who have emergency needs such as loss of shelter or car repairs necessary to keep employment. In addition, programs are available to assist the elderly including Homemaker/Home Health Services. A Child Care program is also available to those citizens meeting income guidelines.
Services provided by the 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
– Adult Protective Services
OHIO MEANS JOBS – WOOD COUNTY – EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
A wide variety of employment services are available for job seekers, such as resume writing and career counseling. Assistance is also available to employers to find and train employees.
Other partners co-located in the office include Veteran’s Services and ODJFS Re-employment Services.