As a part of the efforts to contain the spread of the COVID 19 virus and in consideration of the safety of our customers, staff and families, the Ottawa County Dept. of Job & Family Services and OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC unless by appointment effective Friday, May 1, 2020, until further notice. Note: All visitors will be required to wear an appropriate face covering while at the Resource Centre.

The following services are still available by telephone and/or online:
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:, call (419) 898-3688 or for SNAP, Cash and Medicaid, call (844) 640-6446.


CHILD & ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: call (419) 707-8639 to report suspected child or elder abuse

Documents for all programs can be placed in the agency drop box outside the main entrance or emailed to When emailing documents please provide a case number, name, and phone number. This email box accepts documents for all programs in the building. Please do not leave cash or checks in the drop-box.

UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: or call toll-free at (877) 644-6562
Please contact our office with any questions:
(419) 707-8605 OR (419) 707-8635

The Ottawa County Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) program offers no-cost home repairs and rehabilitations to income-eligible Ottawa County homeowners. Repairs may include roofs, water heaters, furnaces, electrical, insulation, ADA modifications, plumbing, and more.
CHIP Application and Brochure

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As employees of Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services, our mission is to work together to assess and understand the needs of our community to facilitate independence and to provide appropriate services in a caring and compassionate manner.

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Hours of Operation*

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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If this is an emergency, please call
9-1-1During normal business hours, call
(419) 707-8639

After hours, please call the sheriff’s department at
(419) 734-4404


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The rescheduled Northwest Ohio OHZone Virtual Career Fair will be held on January 13 from 10AM-4PM! The goal of this virtual career fair is to help Ohioans return to work and employers to build a motivated workforce as the economy recovers. The fully virtual, online event features more than a dozen Northwest Ohio companies that are hiring for open positions. Participating employers from throughout the Northwest Ohio region will have virtual booths featuring their open positions at varying experience levels. To participate in this event, you must register online at

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 Rental Assistance Program

COVID19 Transition Back to Work Assistance Application
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COVID-19 Relief for People Who Didn’t File 2018 or 2019 Tax Returns
JFS and OMJ are open to the public by appointment only until further notice
LIMITED Individual Child Support Payments

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