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.
Bill Signed by Governor Kasich
• HB50 (Pelanda-Grossman) extends the age for which a person is eligible for federal foster care and adoption assistance payments under Title IV-E to age 21; requires that a guardian receive the Ohio Guardianship Guide; and conforms to recent amendments to federal Title IV-E program requirements.
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/
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.”
Economic Well-Being - Ohio ranks 25th
• Children in poverty - 23 percent in Ohio or 594,000 children/22 percent nationally.
• Children whose parents lack secure employment - 31 percent in Ohio or 826,000 children/
30 percent nationally.
• Children living in households with a high housing cost burden - 29 percent in Ohio or
760,000 children/35 percent nationally.
• Teens not in school and not working - 6 percent in Ohio or 38,000 teens/7 percent nationally.
Education - Ohio ranks 17th
• Young children not in school - 55 percent in Ohio or 159,000 young children/ 53 percent
• Fourth graders not proficient in reading - 62 percent in Ohio/65 percent nationally.
• Eighth graders not proficient in math - 65 percent in Ohio/68 percent nationally.
• High school students not graduating on time - 15 percent in Ohio/18 percent nationally.
Health - Ohio ranks 19th
• Low-birth weight babies - 8.5 percent in Ohio or 11,800 babies/8 percent nationally.
• Children without health insurance - 5 percent in Ohio or 126,000 children/6 percent
• Child and teen deaths per 100,000 - 23 in Ohio or 636 total deaths/24 nationally.
• Teens who abuse alcohol or drugs - 5 percent in Ohio or 45,000 teens/5 percent nationally.
Family and Community - Ohio ranks 31st
• Children in single-parent families - 38 percent in Ohio or 942,000 children/35 percent
• Children in families where the household head lacks a high school diploma - 10 percent in
Ohio or 273,000 children/14 percent nationally.
• Children living in high-poverty areas - 14 percent in Ohio or 387,000 children/14 percent
• Teen births per 1,000 - 25 in Ohio or 9,473 total births/24 nationally.
More than 1 in 6 Ohioans — more than 2 million people — don’t have enough to eat and turn to pantries for food each year, according to a new report, “Hunger in Ohio 2014.” The study, released yesterday by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, showed a 40 percent jump in the number of people seeking help from four years ago.
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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