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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 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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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

 

 

Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

 

Ohio Senate Bill 9 enacted a Sales Tax Holiday to occur only in 2017.

 

The holiday starts on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

 

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

·         Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;

·         School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and 

·         School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.     

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

 

For more information about the Sales Tax Holiday visit the website at:

          Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

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: 

 http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/getdoc/f786a360-9844-4057-a36a-d72e9140c0e4/Five-Free-%28or-Low-Cost%29-Ways-to-Stop-Identity-Thef.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 19, 2017

                   May 17, 2017                     November 16, 2017

                   June 15, 2017                     December 21, 2017

                       

 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:  http://www.athenstransit.org/ 

 

 

 

 

 

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:  http://jfs.ohio.gov/RELEASES/unemp/201704/index.stm

 Source:  http://jfs.ohio.gov/RELEASES/unemp/201704/index.stm

 

 

 

 

 

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

   Toledo.

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
jfs@athensoh.org

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


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