K-12 Fitted for Success Program
The agency is now accepting applications for the K-12 Fitted for Success program. 500 children who live in Wood County will be provided with backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies and new shoes and socks. Assistance with coats may also be provided.
Assistance is provided on a first come/first serve basis. Proof of household income, Birth Certificates or other proof of citizenship and Social Security cards for all family members must be provided. Families must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify. For a family of 4, this about $4,400 or less in gross income per month. The income amount varies based on family size.
Applications should be received by August 6, 2021 but will be accepted until 500 children are approved. Assistance will be distributed to approved families in August. Please complete the contact form to request an application to be mailed. You may also print the application by clicking this link. Complete the application, sign and return by mail to P.O. Box 679 Bowling Green, OH 43402 or drop off at 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green. The agency lobby is open M-F from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and a secure outdoor drop box is available 24/7. Please call 419-376-3488 with any questions or for other options to submit your application.
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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.
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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.