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03/23/2020

OJFSDA staff is now working remotely

Due to the Governor's Stay at Home order, we are now working remotely. We can be reached via email or on our cell phones. Thank you!

03/17/2020

How to file for unemployment benefits during COVID-19

Click the headline to see a step-by-step video on how to file.

03/09/2020

Looking for information on COVID-19/Coronavirus?

Ohio Coronavirus Hotline 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634)

Please review the resources available from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Click the headline for links to those resources.

01/30/2020

Partner with OJFSDA for its 2020 Annual Conference

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The conference has been proactively postponed given the recent public health information around the projected impact and spread of COVID-19 and sponsor and exhibitor registration has been temporarily suspended. We hope to reschedule the event in the fall and will provide further details when we're able.

01/14/2020

Ohio Will Continue to Accept Refugees

You may have seen news coverage recently on Governor DeWine’s commitment to continue accepting refugees through the refugee resettlement program.

12/20/2019

ODJFS Warns Against SNAP Scam

On December 19, 2019 the state sent out this important warning.

12/13/2019

Congratulations to our Outstanding Director of the Year Beth Rubin!

OJFSDA announces the 2019 Outstanding Director of the Year.

11/01/2019

Amendment Proposed to Bill Requiring Photos on SNAP Cards

The sponsor of Senate Bill 165, which would require photos to be added to SNAP EBT cards, has proposed an amendment that would give additional time for implementation if the bill passes.

10/11/2019

Ohio Launches TechCred Program

Lt. Governor Jon Husted has announced the launch of TechCred - a program that reimburses eligible employers training costs for incumbent and prospective employees to earn a microcredential.

10/11/2019

Request for Comments on Affordable Child Care

We encourage members to take a look at this request from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) seeking input on strategies to improve access to high quality, affordable child care in the U.S.

08/30/2019

Educational Materials from the Attorney General

The Attorney General’s Elder Justice Unit has released new resources that counties may find helpful when talking about elder abuse in their community.

08/30/2019

Launch of the New Student Wellness Program

Ohio’s recently passed state budget invests $675 million to help districts and schools support their students’ academic achievement through mental health counseling, wraparound services, mentoring and after-school programs.

08/16/2019

By the Numbers: Census 2020

The outcome of the census will have a profound impact on many facets of our work.

07/20/2019

Governor DeWine Signs State Budget Bill

The legislature sent an agreed upon budget to the governor late last Wednesday night.

07/20/2019

92 Farmers’ Markets Now Accept SNAP Cards

SNAP recipients living near farmers’ markets should have received notification letters explaining the program.

06/24/2019

Ohio Counties Are Seeing Seniors Outnumber Youth

Census population estimates show 13 of Ohio’s 88 counties already had more people of retirement age in 2018 than they had children.