Athens County Job and Family Services coordinates a wide range of programs for people of all ages in Athens County. We receive federal, state and local funding for our programs, and we serve thousands of people every day.

2017 Annual Report

Offering Services and Assistance:
Aspire Services (former ABLE program) 
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Assistance
Emergency Financial Assistance / PRC (Prevention, Retention & Contingency) Program
Ex-Offender Reentry Program
Food / Cash Assistance
Food Pantry Services / Emergency Food Line
Homemaker Health Aide Program
Medical Transportation Services
Public Medical Assistance / Medicaid
Workforce Development Services
and more...

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. 

We offer information and services at these locations:

Athens County department of job and family services
-county Home Offices

ch_00213183 Ohio Rt 13, Millfield, Ohio 45761
(the former County Home between Athens and Chauncey)

Family Services programs:
Phone: 740-797-2523
or toll free  1-844-640-6446;  or 1-800-762-3775
Fax: 740-797-2447
Email:  athensjfs@jfs.ohio.gov   

Child Support Enforcement Agency:
Phone: 740-593-5046, or toll free 1-800-436-8933.
Fax: 740-797-2934
Email:  athenscsea@jfs.ohio.gov

The Athens County Home office, hosts our Family Services and Child Support programs. Most client visits take place at this beautiful historic Athens County location.

OhioMeansJobs - Athens county                                                         OMG TWS Banner 8-22-17
70 North Plains Road, Suite C, The Plains, OH  45780                                                
Phone: 740-797-1405, or toll free 1-877-351-0405
Fax: 740-797-3105
Email:  ohiomeansjobsathenscounty@jfs.ohio.gov

OhioMeansJobs - Athens County houses our career development services.  These include adult education, job search assistance, jobs board, job training, computer center and Ex-Offender Reentry programs. This center also provides office/meeting space for many of our community partner agencies and frequently hosts workshops and special events.

Denver White Building
dw184 N. Lancaster St., Athens, OH  45701
Phone: 740- 592-4477, or toll free 1-800-338-4484
Fax: 740-593-6373
Email:  athensjfs@jfs.ohio.gov  

The Denver White building serves as the office for our healthcare programming services.  These programs include Adult Protective Services, Homemaker Health Aide Program, Senior Citizen Guardian Program and additional community outreach services. 

Ombudsman Services
The Ombudsman answers comments, questions and complaints from area residents. The ombudsman can also answer general community information and help clients get in touch with other social services agencies in the region. To speak with the ombudsman, call 740-797-2523.