As the employees of the Athens County Department of Job & 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.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has submitted its 2015 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) plan to the federal government. The plan is in its public comment period until late August. The Athens County Department of Job and Family Services submitted comments to ODJFS relative to that plan.
Eligible households for the State Home Energy Assistance Program may receive a one-time benefit that can be credited towards a main heating source.
PIPP Plus requires regulated gas and/or electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income for customers who meet income guidelines.
The agency is accepting applications for a Maintenance and Custodial Supervisor starting at $22.73/hr.
A recent study showing Athens County with the highest percentage of low-to-moderate income residents in the entire state is deeply affected students at Ohio University. Off-campus students indeed skew the numbers, showing a major increase in poverty levels throughout the area.
In this second of a two-part series, Director Jack Frech helps explain the challenges the county continues to face in its battle against poverty.
Several poverty advocacy organizations challenged the Kasich administration's move to restrict access to food stamps in most Ohio counties, saying it disproportionately affected poor minorities. Find the full complaint here.
An editorial from the Cleveland Plain Dealer states that Ohio's range of welfare programs resembles a row of silos. Each caches valuable services. But each stands alone. Both for welfare clients and Ohio's budget managers, that kind of architecture guarantees problems.
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