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.
Our mission is 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.