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

Kinship Info

Ohio Kinship: Caregivers


Did a court award you legal custody of a child on or after July 1, 2005?..

If so, your family may be eligible for financial support through your county chidren services agency


Introducing KPI

the Kinship Permanency Incentive Program

What you need to know...

the Kinship Permanency Incentive (KPI) Program

KPI was created to support children in the homes of family or friends who have committed to caring for them, when birth parents cannot.

KPI Requirements

  • A Public Children Services agency approves the placement.
  • A judge awarded legal custody of the child to you after July 1, 2005
  • Your income is not higher than 300% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • You have submitted an application for approval to the county public children services agency in which you reside.

To learn more about program requirements, contact your local county public children services agency.

If you live in another county...
look up your public children services agency in the county government pages of your phone book, or call information to locate the correct number.

Other Program Specifics

  • Eligible families receive initial payment of $525 per child.
  • Continuing eligibility is verified every 6 months.
  • $300 per child will be provided every 6 months for a total of 48 months.
  • KPI payments are in addition to Ohio Works First cash assistance received for the child.


If you live in Sandusky County, contact Children Services at:
Children Services, Placement Unit
2511 Countryside Dr.
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-8708

Some kinship families will not be eligible for this program. However, it is important to find out what resources are available to your family. Contact your local public children services, or department of job and family services agency to find out more.

 More information can be found at:


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