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

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

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

Income Maintenance Administrator