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Licking County Job and Family Services (LCJFS) is a combined agency administering federal, state, and county programs involving employment and training services, self-sufficiency services (cash assistance, medical coverage, food
assistance, etc.) and social services for children and adults.
Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7am-5pm and Tuesday from 9am-5pm. Depending on the circumstance, it is possible for appointments to be made outside of this time frame. LCJFS is closed on all legal holidays.
For more information, please call 740-670-8999 or toll free at 1-888-895-2790. The fax number is 740-670-8992.
Public Assistance eligibility systems will be OFFLINE and UNAVAILABLE state-wide Friday, July 29, 2016. This DOES NOT affect your current benefits. However, customers are encouraged to contact the agency with any inquiries prior to that date as there will be very little, if any, assistance that can be provided without access to the eligibility systems. Operations will resume as normal on Monday, August 1, 2016.
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OhioMeansJobs | Licking County utilizes the OhioMeansJobs.com
(OMJ) website as a tool to assist employers and jobseekers in finding that perfect match. Jobseekers can use the site to post resumes and search for positions and employers can search resumes and post job openings. This service is free to jobseekers and Ohio employers. OhioMeansJobs | Licking County encourages the use of OMJ and provides guidance to both employers and jobseekers interested in using this valuable resource.
Licking County JFS is committed to keeping every child and family as safe as possible. While LCJFS recognizes that the internet is a wonderful tool, it can also be a dangerous place for children. For tips on how to keep your children safe online, please click the button above.
Licking County JFS has been awarded Senior Levy funds to expand current Adult Protective Services (APS) to help meet the increased demands for services. Senior Levy dollars will be used to expand outreach and education efforts, provide information and referral services for situations which do not warrant a full investigation, coordinate the Interdisciplinary Team of specialists for multi-system clients, and provide emergency funding for short term basic needs services for the elderly.
Licking County JFS has employed only one APS Social Worker for over 35 years. The increase in the aging population combined with the troubled economy and social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse has not only increased the number of referrals, but have also increased the severity of the referrals. Licking County JFS Adult Protective funds have been reduced 87% over the years jeopardizing the services to that keep vulnerable elderly adults safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The senior levy funds will help keep Licking County senior citizens safe and independent. For more information regarding Adult Protective Services contact Melissa Terry at 740-670-8800.
Licking County Job and Family Services - Children Services Division, has received renewals on its grants from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Recruitment. The grants are dedicated to funding two child focused adoption recruiters for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Read More
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. During 2015, Children Services received 1,435 reports of child abuse or neglect, involving 2,044 children. To find out more information about Child Abuse Prevention and what you can do to help, please click on the Child Abuse Prevention button above.