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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.
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
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 offices 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
13183 Ohio Rt 13, Millfield, Ohio 45761
(the former County Home between Athens and Chauncey)
Family Services programs:
or toll free 1-844-640-6446; or 1-800-762-3775
Child Support Enforcement Agency:
Phone: 740-593-5046, or toll free 1-800-436-8933.
The Athens County Home office, hosts our Family Services; Community Services inclusive of: Adult Protective Services, Homemaker Health Aide Program, Senior Citizen Guardian Program; and the Athens County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Most client visits take place at this beautiful historic Athens County location.
OhioMeansJobs - Athens county
70 North Plains Road, Suite C, The Plains, OH 45780
Phone: 740-797-1405, or toll free 1-877-351-0405
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.
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.