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


Youth Services - Ages 14-24

Fill out the application to get started and send it to Leslie Head at”  lhead@wcesc.org.

Services:

Preparing our emerging workforce for skilled employment is very important to us at OhioMeansJobs-Wood County.  FREE services are designed to support the youth’s goals, including:

  • Obtaining a high school diploma
  • Training and leadership opportunities
  • Job placement
  • Work experience
  • How to survive on your own
  • Supportive services such as child care and transportation

These are just some of the ways we can help, please feel free to contact either of our Youth program providers at:  Wood County Educational Service Center- (419) 354-9010 Leslie Head

Join our Pre-apprenticeship Program!

What does that mean? Simply a program that teaches basic technical and job readiness skills in preparation to enter a Registered Apprenticeship program.  Our pre-apprenticeship program will  provide classroom training and hands-on labs related to an apprenticeship occupation. It also includes a paid work experience! For more information contact Mary DeWitt at 419-373-6970.

Meet Our Team

Leslie Head, Program Coordinator

lhead@wcesc.org
419.575.0109
Leslie has worked with the OhioMeansJobs Youth program for over 10 years. Before this, she has another 20 years of experience working in the Wood County area with young people in the area of protective services, alcohol and drug treatment, equine-assisted therapy, and prevention. Leslie has a degree in social work from BGSU and is a Licensed Social Worker. She has a passion for helping young people as they move forward on their journeys to a successful future.

Dolly Inman, Case Manager

dinman@wcesc.org
419.806.8095
Dolly Inman is a case manager with the OhioMeansJobs Youth program and has over a decade of experience. Dolly’s pursuit to assist others to achieve self-growth, is also one she practices herself. With a passion for helping others reach their full potential, Dolly’s approach is straightforward, encouraging, and compassionate. She has a degree in Criminal Justice from Urbana University and is certified as a Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant.

Paul Flores, Case Manager

pflores@wcesc.org
419.575.2001
Paul has been a case manager for the OhioMeansJobs Youth program since May of 2017. He has worked in human services in a number of areas serving youth as a pastor, truancy officer, teacher, counselor, and prevention educator. Paul received his master’s degree in Human Services and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2010. What he enjoys most about his current position is working closely with young people to help them achieve their goals and become successful young adults.

Michelle VonLehmden, Specialist

mvonlehmden@wcesc.org
419.806.8329
Michelle has worked for the OhioMeansJobs Youth program since August of 2018. She primarily focuses on the intake process as well as following up with participants once they have exited the program. Prior to joining the YEP team, Michelle has worked in different areas of prevention for over 15 years.