Apr 2, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Feb 5, 2018
*NEW* Child Care Change Report form now available on our website.
Oct 13, 2017
The Family and Individual Services Unit has been renamed Public Assistance in order to be more aligned with the services provided to the public
Aug 21, 2017

Kenynia Howard was indicted by a Sandusky County Grand Jury and pled guilty to theft and Medicaid eligibility fraud.           

Jul 22, 2015

The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available

Cash Assistance

 Online Benefit Application


ODJFS Benefits provides an easy and quick way for the people in Ohio to apply for benefits OR report changes to an existing case.

Our agency offers a few cash assistance programs:

  • Ohio Works First (OWF) serves as a temporary support system designed to emphasize employment and family self-sufficiency through programs and services to unemployed and/or low-income families. While receiving cash benefits, adult family members search for jobs, attend training for future jobs, participate in our JOBS program, and/or finish a high school or vocational degree.


  • The Ohio Refugee Services Program operates as part of a national and international effort to help people displaced from their countries to find a new home and a new life.  Individuals and families may be displaced by war; political, religious, or economic turmoil; and other factors beyond their control.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) supervises a program of services and benefits designed to help refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and selected others resettle in Ohio.  ODJFS is supported in this effort by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, county departments of job and family services, resettlement agencies, and medical providers.  The Refugee Services Section is the ODJFS unit responsible for coordination and administration of refugee services in Ohio.
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