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

Important Notice: The statewide eligibility systems at the Job and Family Service agencies will be unavailable on August 23rd, 24th and 27th for system updates. Our agency in Wood County will be open, but we will be very limited in our ability to research information and will be unable to issue any public assistance benefits. We will still accept applications and will process them as soon as possible, but there could be a delay during this time. Please plan accordingly when making plans to call for interviews, or to request services and information from our agency. Thank you.


Public Assistance

The Income Maintenance division administers State and Federal Public Assistance Programs locally in Wood County.  These programs, commonly known as Ohio Works First, Food Assistance, and Ohio Medicaid, provide cash, food assistance, and health care coverage based on State and Federal eligibility criteria.

Applications for public assistance are taken daily during our regular office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Applications are also accepted via fax, mail, and online submission at ODJFSBenefits.Ohio.gov.

After your application is submitted, please contact the Call Center for changes and updates.
CALL CENTER HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Thursday- 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Friday- 8:00 am-3:00 pm

CALL CENTER PHONE: 844-640-OHIO (6446) | FAX: 419-353-6091

LAURA SEIFERT
Income Maintenance Administrator
419-352-7566
laura.seifert@jfs.ohio.gov