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Important OJFSDA Annual Training Conference Update

Due to circumstances surrounding the continued public health situation, the 2020 event has been cancelled.


How to file for unemployment benefits during COVID-19

Click the headline for important information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.


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!


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.


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.


ODJFS Warns Against SNAP Scam

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


Congratulations to our Outstanding Director of the Year Beth Rubin!

OJFSDA announces the 2019 Outstanding Director of the Year.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


By the Numbers: Census 2020

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


Governor DeWine Signs State Budget Bill

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


92 Farmers’ Markets Now Accept SNAP Cards

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


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.