The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is a state agency responsible for administering a variety of programs that support Ohioans’ employment, education, and overall well-being. ODJFS is committed to helping individuals and families achieve economic security and stability.
ODJFS administers a wide range of programs, including:
Job Services and Unemployment: ODJFS provides job seekers with assistance in finding employment, including job training, career counseling, and resume writing services. It also administers the state’s unemployment insurance program.
Cash and Food Assistance: ODJFS administers several programs that provide cash and food assistance to low-income Ohioans, including Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
Child and Adult Protective Services: ODJFS protects Ohio’s children and adults from abuse and neglect by providing prevention, investigation, and treatment services.
Child Support: ODJFS enforces child support orders to ensure that parents meet their financial obligations to their children.
Child Care: ODJFS provides financial assistance to help low-income Ohioans afford quality child care.
ODJFS also offers a variety of other services, including:
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Programs: ODJFS provides adult basic education and literacy programs to help Ohioans improve their reading, writing, and math skills.
Workforce Development Training: ODJFS provides workforce development training to help Ohioans acquire the skills they need to get and keep jobs.
Foster Care and Adoption Services: ODJFS provides foster care and adoption services to help find homes for children who cannot live with their families of origin.
ODJFS can be contacted by phone, mail, or online:
- Phone: 1-877-644-6562 (TTY: 614-387-8408)
- Mail: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- P.O. Box 9548
- Columbus, OH 43207-0548
- Website: https://jfs.ohio.gov/
The ODJFS website provides a wealth of information on its programs and services. ODJFS also has a toll-free helpline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.