About Athens County Department of Job and Family Services

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.

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. 

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report 

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report 

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report 

2015 Annual Report 

2014 Annual Report 

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report 

2011 Annual Report 

Athens County Family Services Planning Committee 
The ACDJFS Planning Committee, consists of interested members in the Job and Family Services programs, serving as an advisory group to the County Commissioners. The committee’s purpose is to identify, develop and provide supportive services to empower all county residents to achieve self-sufficiency and to monitor the progress and effectiveness of programs and services.  NEXT MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 4/27/21 at 2:30pm
2-2-2021 Athens County Family Service Planning Committee - meeting minutes 

Athens County Department of Job and Family Services 
To view current Organizational Chart, click here.

Offering Services and Assistance:
Aspire Services (GED- high school equivalency) 
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Assistance
Child Support Enforcement
Emergency Financial Assistance/PRC (Prevention, Retention & Contingency) Program
Reentry/Returning Citizens Program
Food/Cash Assistance
Food Pantry Services/Operation Full Belly
Medical Non-Emergency Transportation Services
Public Medical Assistance/Medicaid
Job Seeker & Employer Workforce Services
and more...

Apply, Renew, Make Changes, Check Status for Cash, Food & Medical Assistance

     Customer Service line: 1-844-640-6446 
     Or online at:   benefits.ohio.gov 
     Or visit our office at:  13183 St. Rt. 13, Millfield, Ohio

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

At the Athens County Home office you will find Public Assistance Programs, Community Services Programs, and Athens County Child Support Enforcement Agency.  Most client visits take place at this beautiful historic Athens County location.

OhioMeansJobs - Athens county                        OMJlogo 12-12-2016 App. Trans.
510 W. Union Street, Suite 102, Athens, OH  45701                             
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, child care provider 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.

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.  Public Records Policy:  Public Records Policy

Charged with ensuring the best quality of life for its citizens, Athens County Department of Job & Family Services is dedicated to achieving racial and social justice by contributing to a more fair and impartial society where all community members can realize their full potential. We are committed to the unprejudiced treatment of all people, resulting in fair opportunities and outcomes for everyone. We pledge to do more to support all people of color that are injured in so many ways by racial discrimination, systemic biases, and institutional barriers. We will do this through:

  • Eliminating racial and social equity barriers in social services programs, local policies and practices
  • Creating and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and respect both within our organizations and in all aspects of our community role
  • Honestly listening to and supporting the thoughtful expression of citizens experiencing these injustices

The agencies, organizations, and offices of Athens County are fundamental partners in the movement toward a just and equitable society. We are committed to providing the leadership, support, and active participation in the fight for racial and social equity.