Currently, our lobby is closed.
Use the drop box or email to transmit documents to the office for public assistance clients.  All others should call the office before coming in for instructions.
If you need to email documents, please forward them to the Wood-County-Public-Assistance@jfs.ohio.gov  *This is the only email address to be used to email all documents.

Protective Services Hotline: 419-354-9669   JFS Office: 419-352-7566   Call Center: 1-844-640-OHIO

To report suspected Fraud: Please contact Wood County Job and Family Services at 419-373-6964 or 419-373-6950, or Online at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/fraud/index.stm


Due to the COVID-19 emergency, “Click and collect” grocery ordering and pickup is now available to SNAP recipients.
If grocery stores have wireless mobile point-of-sale devices, SNAP recipients can swipe their EBT cards at curbside.
If the store does not have these devices, recipients can still order food in advance and go into the store to pay and pick up their groceries.
Retailers may also be able to process manual vouchers at curbside.

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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.

SOCIAL SERVICES
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.

PROTECTIVE SERVICES
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.

 

JFS LIMITED REOPEN MAIN LOBBY PLAN
AS WE MOVE FORWARD, WE WOULD ASK THE FOLLOWING OF OUR CLIENTS:

  1. 1. CALL THE AGENCY AT 419-352-7566 BEFORE COMING IN.
  2. 2. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE BUILDING (THEY WILL NOT BE PROVIDED). BRINGING A SMALL BOTTLE OF SANITIZER IS ENCOURAGED.
  3. 3. THERE WILL ONLY BE 3 CLIENTS ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ONE TIME. KEEP THIS IN MIND BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE AGENCY WITHOUT SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT OR CALLING FIRST (AT THE NUMBER LISTED ABOVE).
  4. 4. FOR ASSISTANCE WITH JOB SEARCH THROUGH OHIOMEANSJOBS® WOOD COUNTY, PLEASE CALL 419-352-4172 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

 

JFS LIMITED REOPEN FOR CHILDREN SERVICES’ VISITATION ENTRANCE

  1. 1. CHILDREN AND ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES ARE MEETING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, CALL 419-354-9669.
  2. 2. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REPORT ELDER OR CHILD ABUSE, PLEASE CALL THE HOTLINE AT 419-354-9669.

 

YOU CAN ALSO OPT TO CONTINUE TO:

 

  1. 1. USE OUR DROP BOX IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATIONS.
  2. 2. FAX YOUR DOCUMENTS TO 419-353-6091.
  3. 3. SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS VIA EMAIL AT WOOD-COUNTY-PUBLIC-ASSISTANCE@JFS.OHIO.GOV
  4. 4. CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT AT BENEFITS.OHIO.GOV TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS.
  5. 5. CALL OUR CALL CENTER AT 844-640-6446 TO REPORT CHANGES AND COMPLETE INTERVIEWS.
  6. 6. CALL OUR OFFICE AT 419-352-7566 FOR HELP WITH NURSING HOME OR WAIVER ASSITANCE.
  7. 7. FOR ASSISTANCE WITH RENT, UTILITIES, OR CAR REPAIRS, PLEASE CALL 419-352-7566 OPTION 7.

 

The State of Ohio has approved additional SNAP benefits to be issued for the month of May. Supplements will be run May 22nd to bring recipients up to the maximum monthly benefit for their household size. Households who are already receiving the maximum allotment for the month will not receive any additional benefits.