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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

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 Investment Act (WIA) - 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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Who We Are

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.

Our Mission

We work incredibly hard to fulfill our mission...helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency, safety, and stability by providing an array of services tailored to meet our customers' needs.

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