Job & Family Services of Hancock County
is committed to promoting the dignity and self worth of those in need. We believe that given a choice, people prefer self-sufficiency.
Our ServicesThrough its partnerships with community organizations and state and federal government agencies, Hancock County Job & Family Services provides a number of services to families and individuals in need of assistance. These services range from food stamps, cash assistance, and child care subsidies to child support enforcement, job training, and access to medical care.
Child CareOhio counties provide child care services and early learning opportunities that families need to succeed at work and school. Through state and federal funding, families whose income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guideline can receive payment for all or part of their monthly child care expenses while parents work or attend job training/educational activities. A family may be eligible until income increases to 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
Children's Protective Services
- Ohio counties provide a comprehensive scope of services to birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptive children, particularly those children who have been in foster care Child Safety and Care/Placement
Child Safety and Care/Placement
- The Hancock County Public Children Services Agency administers local adoption assistance, foster care services and child welfare intervention programs. The agency strives to reunify children with their families when possible, or find other permanent living arrangements for them when they cannot safely return home.
Kinship Permanency Incentive
- KPI provides time-limited incentive payments to relatives caring for minor children who would be at risk of harm if they remained in their homes.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
- County Departments of Job and Family Services provide Adult Protective Services to the elderly who are in danger of harm, unable to protect themselves, and/or have no one to assist them.
Child SupportThe Hancock County Child Support Enforcement Agency establishes paternities and obtains, enforces and collects child support funds for children.
- The Food Assistance program is designed to raise nutritional levels, to expand buying power and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals and families whose gross monthly income is within 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline. Half of all recipients are children.
Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures
- Medicaid is the state and federally funded program that pays for health care services for eligible low-income people of all ages, including children, pregnant women, families, older adults and Ohioans with disabilities. Medicaid services are delivered via contracted health care providers, ensuring that Medicaid consumers get access to needed services, such as physician visits, hospital inpatient care, prescription drugs and home health services.
Ohio Works First
- Ohio Works First (OWF) is the financial-assistance portion of the state's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, which provides cash benefits to needy families for up to 36 months. Seven out of every 1,000 residents in Hancock County received cash benefits through OWF during CY 2009.
Alternatives to Nursing Facilities (Waiver Programs)
- Waiver programs allow people on Medicaid with disabilities to receive care in their homes and communities instead of in nursing homes.
Workforce Development/JOBsolutionsThe federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program that assists employers in obtaining skilled and productive employees; expands the available pool of skilled workers whose skills match current job opportunities; and measures program achievements in terms of customer outcomes and increased local accountability.
Job Seeker Services
- Free services for job seekers include: career counseling, resume assistance, job-matching services, skills training and supportive services, internet/job search resources.
- Free services for employers include: access to skilled workers, lay-off aversion assistance, assessment services and interview space, hiring and training incentives.
Federal law and the policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the local County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) say that we must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or political beliefs.
To file a discrimination complaint, write or call USDA or ODJFS:
USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 (800) 795-3272 (202) 720-5964 (TTY)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
ODJFS Bureau of Civil Rights 30 East Broad Street, 37th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 644-2703 (voice) 1-866-227-6353 (toll free) (614) 752-6381 (fax) 1-866-221-6700 (TTY)
Hancock County Job and Family Services will be CLOSED at 12:00 pm (noon) on December 23rd. The agency will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, unhealthy December 27th at 8 am. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause and thankContinue Reading
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