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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 OhioMeansJobs Portage County. 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 206 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 Job & Family Services Annual Report

Portage County Job & Family Services Newsletter

Portage County Job & Family Services is a government agency which exists to support and supplement community employers, educational systems, and community based social service systems. Please use the navigational sidebar on the left side of this page to see the programs we offer to help you personally.



Staff Contacts

Name Title
Kellijo Jeffries Director, MSW, LSW