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 Portage County Job & Family Services

 

 

Judee L. Genetin, Director

Healthy Start / Healthy Families | Child Support | Help Me Grow
Additional Resources and Links | Employment Services Programs | Children Services
JFS Applications and Forms | JFS Brochures |Contact Information
Kinship Permanency Incentive Program 
Information for PROSPECTIVE Child Care Providers | Information for CURRENT Child Care Providers

Report child or elder abuse and neglect at:
(330) 296-2273 – the CARES 24 Hour Reporting Hot Line

Online Application now available!  To apply online for Cash Assistance (OWF), Food Assistance or Medical Benefits or to report changes, go to:
http://ODJFSBENEFITS.OHIO.GOV

Telephone Numbers for Job and Family Services

Child and Adult Protective Services
330-296-CARE

Foster Care and Adoption
330-296-2273

Food Assistance, Medicaid, Healthy Start/Healthy Families, Other Assistance
330-297-3750
1-800-876-9544

Portage Workforce Connection
330-296-2841

Child Support Enforcement
330-297-3791


Mission Statement

To provide children, adults and families an effective support system to assist in obtaining self-sufficiency and a safe, stable, healthy living environment.


The Portage County Department of Job and Family Services consists of Public Assistance, Child Support Enforcement, Public Children's Services and Help Me Grow. These departments interact with community-based social services agencies and other governmental agencies in helping needy children and their families as well as adults over 60.

The Department of Job and Family Services through a work force of 180 people determines eligibility and provides services to the needy through employment programs, cash assistance, Food Assistance, Medicaid, paternity establishment, support enforcement, adult protective services, child protective services, foster care and adoptions.

Portage County JFS/CSEA/PCSA are governmental agencies which exist to support and supplement community employers, educational systems, and community based social service systems. Please continue on and see the programs we offer to help you personally.

Click on a link below for more information.
Child Support Enforcement Programs

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS:
The Portage County Department of Job and Family Services accepts cash, cashier checks and money orders to pay child support at the Portage County Administration Building from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Portage County Administration Building
449 South Meridian Street - 3rd floor
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Individuals wishing to pay by check may do so by making the check payable to Child Support Payment Central and mailing it to:
CSPC
PO Box 182372
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2372.
 
Additional information, contact:
Portage County Child Enforcement Support Agency (330) 297-3791 or email PortageCSEA@portageco.com.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS - Food Assistance, Child Care, Medicaid, Cash and Prevention Retention & Contingency (PRC) Program.

Online Application now available!  To apply online for Cash Assistance (OWF), Food Assistance or Medical Benefits or to report changes, go to:
http://ODJFSBENEFITS.OHIO.GOV

   
 Public Assistance forms that can be printed and submitted:

Note: Opening the forms below requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available free at: www.adobe.com

TO FAX:  330-297-3439

TO MAIL: PCDJFS, 449 South Meridian Street - 2nd floor, Ravenna, Ohio 44266

TO DROP OFF: Portage County Administration Building, 449 South Meridian Street - 2nd floor, Ravenna

*PRC Transportation Application may be picked up at the Portage County Administration Building - 2nd floor, 449 S. Meridian St., Ravenna.
 

Additional Public Assistance information, contact: PortagePA@portageco.com

 
   
 Healthy Start / Healthy Families

Medical coverage for families with young children and pregnant women

Additional Public Assistance information, contact: PortagePA@portageco.com
JFS Brochures

Note: Opening the newsletters below requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available free at: www.adobe.com

Current

JFS Brochure

 


 

Contact Information

449 South Meridian St. 2nd Floor, Portage County Administration. Bldg.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266 
Phone: 330-297-3750   Fax: 330-297-3439
*Toll Free 1-800-876-9544
*For calls in Portage County from a number not local to the 296 / 297 exchange.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
 

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