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


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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.

 

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.

Please note, our office is still open for deliveries. If you are making a delivery to our agency, you can go to the back of our building to our loading dock area and press the door bell, someone will come and accept your delivery or you can call (419) 352-7566 and hit zero for the operator. They will connect you to the person that you need to speak with. Thanks for your patience and understanding during this time.


Attention Job Seekers

Looking for employment, resume assistance, or other employment-related services? Check out OhioMeansJobs.com for all your resources.

Unemployment questions or needing to apply? Unemployment.ohio.gov has the application and a live chat feature to help you through the process.

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Help with rent, utilities, car repair or food referrals? Please call 419-352-7566 ext. 8492


For Your Safety

And the safety of people around you, if you do not feel well and/or have these symptoms:
Cough, Fever, Shortness of Breath
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES

You can opt to:

  • Leave your documents or applications in our drop box located at the front door of our building.
  • Fax your documents or applications to 419-353-6091.
  • Submit your documents or applications via email to Wood-County-Public-Assistance@jfs.ohio.gov.
  • Create an online account at benefits.ohio.gov so that you can submit applications, report changes, and obtain information regarding your public assistance benefits, including child care.

Call our center at 1-844-640-6446 to report changes, complete interviews and ask basic questions regarding your SNAP, TANF, or Medicaid benefits.

Call our office at 419-352-7566 for help with nursing home or waiver assistance.

To make a child abuse report, call the hotline at 419-354-9669.