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

The Call Center for Public Assistance will be closed on January 29th for system updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:   Federal Government Shutdown – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Early Issuance  

Per instruction received from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to the Federal government shutdown, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for February will be issued early, January 16, 2019.  Counties should continue all other SNAP operations as usual.

In an effort to ensure recipients receiving their February benefits early understand that these benefits are not additional or bonus benefits the following message will be added to our customer service phone numbers and phone calls and text messages will be sent to recipients that have signed up for text messaging notifications or have a phone number provided:

February SNAP Was Delivered Early.  Customers who use SNAP EBT should keep in mind that February food dollars were issued on January 16, 2019.  This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.

SNAP Recipients Reminded that No Benefits will be Issued in February  COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has learned that some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients have misconceptions about when they must spend benefits issued earlier this month because of the partial federal government shutdown.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture instructed states to make February SNAP benefits available to recipients by Jan. 20, since no benefits will be issued in February. In Ohio, February SNAP benefits were issued on Jan. 16. February benefits do not have to be spent by Jan. 20. There is no change to the spending/usage requirements of these benefits.  These benefits are intended to ensure recipients can shop for food in February.

Families are advised to plan accordingly and make any food assistance they receive in January stretch as long as possible. Because of this early issuance, SNAP recipients may have two months’ worth of food dollars issued to their accounts this month. No food dollars will be added in February.

Because of calls received and confusion expressed by SNAP recipients, ODJFS has added a message to its automated phone system to remind recipients that these benefits are for February.

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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.

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:

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

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.