Social Services

Overview

Wayne County Job and Family Services Social Services Unit provides help for families needing emergency assistance, community resources, non-emergency medical transportation and child care. For additional information, view the resource links below.

 

Do I Qualify?

Most of our programs require an application and documentation of income for eligibility. Complete the appropriate application by clicking one of the buttons on the left to see if you’re eligible, or contact us today. 

COVID - 19 Prevention, Retention and Contingency Program

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COVID-19 PRC Application

How do I apply?

Face to face interviews are not required at this time. To apply, mail or bring your completed application to the agency at 356 W North St. Wooster, OH 44691 Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Or fax to 330-287-5899.

Prevention, Retention and Contingency Program

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Documents needed to apply.

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How do I apply?

Face to face interviews are not required at this time. To apply, mail or bring your completed application to the agency at 356 W North St. Wooster, OH 44691 Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Or fax to 330-287-5899.

PRC Application

Non-Emergency Transportation

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Socail Service Resources

Child Care


Child Care for Parents Wayne County Job and Family Services determines eligibility for assistance to parents with child care costs while the parent is engaged in work or training efforts. This assistance allows low-income parents to find and/or keep jobs, and ensure that their children have access to an early care and education experience they need to succeed in school. To be eligible for publically funded child care a family’s income has to be at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline. A family may remain eligible for child care assistance until their income increases to 300 percent of the federal poverty guideline. Our licensing specialist recommends licensure to the State of Ohio and monitors all Child Care homes by inspecting their homes at least two times per year to make sure strict guidelines are met. Learn More Child Care for Providers Wayne County Job and Family Services publicly funded child care covers part of the cost of child care for eligible low and moderate-income families. In order for a provider to care for children of families receiving publicly funded child care, the provider must be licensed by the state or county. Learn More




State Hearings


If you disagree with any action on your case or if you believe WCDJFS has not taken an action it should have, you may request a hearing by phoning the ODJFS Consumer Access Line at 1-866-635-3748, emailing your request to BSH@jfs.ohio.gov or contact Wayne County directly at 330-287-5800. To find out more about state hearings, please review the state hearing section of the ODJFS Program Enrollment and Benefit Information document.




Voter Registration


Did you know that Wayne county Job and Family services is a Designated agency for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)? That means we have all the information you need if you decide you want to register to vote or need to update any information with the voter’s bureau. Click here to find out more information.





Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services

Location

356 W North St

P.O. Box 76

Wooster, OH 44691

Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (330) 287-5800

Toll Free: 1-877-612-5800

Fax: (330) 287-5899