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2017 Poverty Guidelines

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services






Nondiscrimination Statement


“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs and disability.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 


To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director

Office of Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Or call (866) 632-9922 (voice),

(800) 877-8339 (TTY)

Or (866) 377-8642 (TTY).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 


ODJFS – BCR 9/2016




Athens County Department

of Job and Family Serivces

is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Athens County Department of Job and Family Services

Equal Opportunity Officer:

 Randall Galbraith, Esq.

Athens County Department   

 of Job and Family Services

13183 St. Rt. 13

Millfield, OH 45761

(740) 677-4174





Athens County Department of Job and Family Services - Mission Statement:

Our mission as the employees of the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services, we have been charged with the most serious and important responsibility in government, that of helping our fellow citizens who experience the despair of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and ill health. We believe that our programs represent the conscience of society and that our strength lies in seeking a decent life for all.

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  All applicants must provide copies of the following items.  Acceptable examples of each are provided.


  1.  PROOF OF AGE – Must be 60 or older even if totally or partially disabled.

          Examples include a copy of one of the following:

              - Driver’s License

              - State ID Card

              - Birth Certificate

              - Other legal document that lists your date of birth


  2.  PROOF OF ADDRESS – Must be resident of Ohio and live in a participating county.

         Examples include a copy of any of the following that list your current address dated within the past 30-60 days:

             - Rent/lease agreement or

             - Bank Statement or Insurance (car, health) or

             - Recent Utility Bill (electric, cable, water, phone, etc.) or

             - Other legal document that lists your current address. 


 Income Eligibility Guideline 2017

(Guidelines are established by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

based on 130% of current Federal Poverty Guidelines)


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Please mail completed application to:  Southeast Ohio Foodbank – CSFP   

                                                             1005 C.I.C. Drive

                                                             Logan, OH  43138


Or you may fax information to:  1-740-385-0866


Please make sure you sign your application, all copies are included and all information is completed. 

Please call 1-800-385-6813 for questions.


Click HERE for the CSFP application.







2017-2018 School Meals Program


Public Notice: Tri-County Career Center has announced their 2017/2018 School Meals Program.  School meals are available for households meeting the stated eligibility criteria.  Children who are Food Stamp, Ohio Works First (OWF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

For more information please contact Tri-County Career Center at: (740) 753-5443 or toll free at 800-637-6508, option #1. 




Athens County Department of Job and Family Services

Title XX Social Services Plan


The following represents the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services Plan for providing federally and state funded Title XX services to eligible recipients within Athens County.  The revised plan shall remain in effect until September 30, 2019. The Athens County Department of Job and Family Services may modify the plan if so warranted.


Click here to review the Title XX Plan.








Athens County WIC Office Relocation

The Athens County WIC office has moved to 215 Columbus Road, Suite 106, Athens, Ohio. Phone number (740) 677-4002, Fax number (740) 677-4032. Business hours are:  Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:15pm. 



Ohio Labor Market Information


Your source for reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources and careers.  Ohio Labor Market Information



Know Your Rights: Robocalls


Federal laws generally prohibit companies from making robocalls to you without your written consent, so read on to learn more about the law and for tips to help limit future calls,  Know-Your-Rights-Robocalls




Five Free (Or Low-Cost) Ways to Prevent Identity Theft


Looking for ways to prevent Identity Theft, check out the information for Ohio's Attorney General. 

Visit the website at:





Athens County Food Pantry   Athens County Food Pantry                                          

If your household income falls below the eligibility requirements for receiving food aid, set forth by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Emergency Food Assistance Program, (based on the number of family members), you may be eligible to receive food aid from the Athens County Food Pantry.


Please be aware the guidelines permit assistance once every thirty days. You must be a resident of Athens County and provide current (within 30 days) proof of  residency and photo identification.


Requirements are:

    - Athens County residency

    - Photo ID

    - 1 piece of mail, with a current mailing address


These items are required each time you pick up a food box.  Your cooperation is appreciated. 




  Poverty Prevention Clinic

Free Legal Clinic For Low Income Residents Of Athens County


                                      2017 Clinic Dates:   

                     January 19, 2017                 July 20, 2017    

                   February 16, 2017              August, 17, 2017

                   March 16, 2017                  September 21, 2017

                   April 20, 2017                    **October 18, 2017

                   May 17, 2017                     November 16, 2017

                   June 15, 2017                     December 21, 2017


**Please Note:  October clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 18th. 


 Clinic held at the Athens County Department of Job & Family Services, 13183 St. Rt. 13, Chauncey, Ohio

 For further information call Southeastern Ohio Legal Services at 740-594-3558

Subject To Attorney Availability & Clinic Time Allotment






Image result for images, athens public transit Bus Route includes Chauncey Stop

Athens Public Transit has expanded their route to include Chauncey,  with a stop at the Athens County Job and Family Services location at 13183 State Route 13.    

Besides keeping schedules on their buses, they regularly stock the following locations: Athens City Hall, The Athens Community Center, The Athens Visitor Center, Athens Public Library, The Plains Public Library, Alden Library 2nd Floor, and the Baker Center 4th Floor Service Desk. 

In addition, you can find schedules at a variety of local retail, lodging, and medical establishments.

For more information check their website at: 






April 21, 2017 - Unemployment News


Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in March 2017, unchanged from February 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 4,100 over the month, from a revised 5,522,800 in February to 5,518,700 in March 2017.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 294,000, unchanged from February. The number of unemployed has increased by 9,000 in the past 12 months from 285,000. The March unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 5.0 percent in March 2016.

The U.S. unemployment rate for March 2017 was 4.5 percent, 0.2 percentage points lower than in February 2017, and 0.5 percentage points lower than in March 2016.

Read more at:







Executive Order 2016-03K

Authorizes the Governor’s Office  of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) to expend its Fiscal Year 2017 Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) funds totaling $6.54 million as follows:

$251,979 for case management services to assist Moms2B in reducing effects of low birth-

   weight babies.

Up to $1 million to After-School All-Stars for school enrichment programs for low-income, at-

  risk children.

Up to $100,000 for the Truly Reaching You Prisoner Reentry Program in Akron to help parents

   re-integrate into society.

Up to $100,000 to provide early childhood and parenting program services to Mom’s House in


Up to $50,000 to help Coats for Kids in Cleveland provide new coats to at-risk youth.

Up to $100,000 to help Operation Warm provide new coats for at-risk children.

The remaining funds — approximately $4.9 million — are to be used by GOFBCI “to provide support to programs or organizations that promote the mission of GOFBCI and further one

of the four purposes of the TANF program.”





Athens Department of Job and Family Services

13183 State Route 13

Millfield, Ohio 45761-9901

(740) 797-2523 or (800) 762-3775

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Non Discrimination: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY) and USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Athens County Department of Job and Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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