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Cash assistance, also known as Ohio Works First, is temporary assistance available to families to help them pay for immediate needs while the adults of the family prepare for and search for jobs. While receiving assistance, families spend a minimum of 20 to 35 hours per week working, in school or volunteering in order to receive the assistance. Holmes County Job and Family Services works to:

      •   Determine eligibility of applicants and recertify recipients
      •   Refer applicants to Community Link for employment and self-sufficiency services
      •   Investigate allegations of fraud


Child Care services is available to eligible parents who are either working or in school to help cover part of the cost of child care for their children. Parents are able to pick a child care provider that meets their needs. Holmes County Job and Family Services works to:

      •    Determine eligibility of applicants for child care assistance
      •   Recommend new Type B home providers for licensure and inspect homes for ongoing compliance with licensure rules
      •   Work closely with Holmes County child care providers


The Children’s Services Division works with families to help keep Holmes County children safe. Children’s Services provides services to help families and, when necessary, places children who cannot be safe in their own homes into temporary care with relatives, foster parents or a specialized setting. Holmes County Job and Family Services works to:

      •    Investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect
      •   Provide services to aid the family and involve community partners in decision-making
      •    Seek protective custody, when necessary
      •    Provide training in independent living skills for older teens



You may pay by debit or credit card at or, if you do not have internet access, you may call our office at 330-674-1111 to make a debit or credit card payment.

If you wish to pay by check or money order, you must provide:

  • name of person paying
  • phone number of person paying (in case we have questions)
  • name of person to receive payment
  • SETS case number
  • If you are paying for more than one case, please include all case numbers and the amount paid for each case.


Check or money order payments may be mailed to:

PO Box 182372
Columbus, OH 43218-2372

You may also deliver your check or money order to us by placing it in the drop box located at the main entrance to our office at 85 N. Grant Street, Millersburg, OH.

If you have questions, please contact our office at 330-674-1111.
Child Support is money required by law to be paid by one parent to another to help cover the costs of raising their children. The Holmes County Job and Family Services Child Support division works to ensure that support is paid and received by:

      •    Establishing and enforcing child support orders
      •    Establishing paternity (and administering paternity tests)
      •    Modifying child support orders
      •    Providing other customer services
      •    Enforcing spousal support


Food Assistance helps families stretch their food budgets to buy healthy food. Also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program may be available to both families and individuals who qualify. Holmes County Job and Family Services works to:

      •   Determine eligibility of applicants and re-certify food assistance recipients
      •   Assist consumers in finding opportunities to meet the work requirements of the program
      •   Investigate allegations of fraud


The Workforce Development unit helps Holmes County residents join the workforce and move up the economic ladder. Holmes County Job and Family Services works to:

      •   Operate OhioMeansJobs  – Holmes County, designed to help Holmes County residents find work
      •   Employer Services to job match based on skills and experience, new skills training, screening of resumes, skills assessment testing, organizing job fairs, and employee retention
      •   Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - to increase employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment by participants by providing employment and training services


Medicaid (medical assistance) provides health care coverage to families who may not otherwise have access to health care. Medicaid may cover part of the cost of visits to the doctor, nursing home care and home health care. Holmes County Job and Family Services works to:

      •   Determine eligibility of applicants and recertify recipients
      •   Coordinate transportation to and from medical appointments for eligible individuals
      •   Process spend-down bills and payments





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Unemployment claims:

Ohioans can apply for unemployment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at It also is possible to file by phone at (877) OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) or TTY at (888) 642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For your protection and ours, the Holmes County Department of Job and Family Services is unable to help you apply for these state benefits in person. State personnel are manning the phones to assist you at the numbers above.



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The county department of job and family services is established by law as the county agency designated to provide certain human services to county residents. Known many years ago as the Holmes County Department of Human Services, we are now known as the Holmes County Department of Job and Family Services. We administer programs under guidance from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.



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