“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.
In partnership with the Athens County Food Pantry, the Athens County Health Department will offer FREE health screenings at the ACDJFS offices at 13183 St. Rt. 13, Millfield (the former County Home), on Tuesday, June 27th from 10am - 12pm.
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:
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:
Responsible Fatherhood Month
June Is Responsible Fatherhood Month. In addition to celebrating Father’s Day this month, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) joins Gov. Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in recognizing June as Responsible Fatherhood Month.
“Good fathering during infancy, childhood and adolescence contributes to emotional security and has overwhelming positive and psychological and economic benefits for children, families, communities, our state and our nation,” the governor’s resolution stated.
“Fathers are very important people, whether they realize it or not,” said OCF Executive Director Kimberly Dent. “Their children rely on them not just for financial support, but for emotional support. During Responsible Fatherhood Month, we work hard to spread the word to fathers that their children need their love and support.”
Housed within the ODJFS Office of Family Assistance, the commission funds communitybased programs that help remove barriers so more fathers can be part of their children’s lives. Commissioners include the directors of state agencies – including ODJFS Director Dungey – as well as bipartisan members of the Ohio House and Senate and citizens chosen by the governor because of their knowledge of fatherhood issues.
For more information about OCF and Responsible Fatherhood Month, visit fatherhood.ohio.gov
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.
- 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
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)
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
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-
• Up to $1 million to After-School All-Stars for school enrichment programs for low-income, at-
• 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.
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