Franklin County Job & Family Services
Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS or JFS) supports the well-being of children and the quality of life for families. FCDJFS is on-site at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) to assist students, staff and faculty in learning more about and accessing public assistance benefits and support services by completing the application/redetermination process on-site, providing direct referrals to the appropriate work units at JFS, completing updates and case changes, answering questions and concerns and making community referrals.
Schedule: Below is a general schedule for when the FCDJFS staff will be onsite. The schedule is subject to change.
There will be no FCDJFS Case Managers on campus until further notice.
Customers may apply for Cash, Food and Medical benefits online at http://benefits.ohio.gov or by phone dialing our County Shared Services Line 1-844-640-6446.
Learn about these Programs and find out if you may be eligible:
This program supports a broad array of education, employment, training and supportive services for low-income youth and young adults ages 14-24. Using a case management framework, AMP participants engage in a comprehensive assessment process, develop an individualized opportunity plan (IOP), and gain access to a variety of supportive services. All services are FREE and supported by a dedicated and skilled case manager. Overall, the program seeks to improve outcomes for enrolled youth and young adults by addressing obstacles to education, training and long-term employment. Visit the AMP website.
Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) assists eligible families pay for child care expenses for children under the age of 13 and children with disabilities up to the age of 18. Participants must be engaged in a qualified activity (such as training, education or employment) to be eligible. Participants may be required to pay a co-payment based on gross monthly income and family size.
Food Assistance (SNAP) helps families and individuals stretch their food budgets to buy healthy food. The program is designed to increase nutritional levels and safeguard the health and well-being of Franklin County residents. Depending on your age, household composition and other life factors, participants may be required to participate in a work activity as a condition of their eligibility. Eligibility is complex, especially for students. Please see the onsite FCDJFS Case Manager or contact/visit FCJDFS for more information.
The Medicaid program provides eligible Franklin County residents with access to health care and medical treatment through a variety of programs depending on your family composition and income. FCDJFS Staff will assist you in determining which program is appropriate for you.
Ohio Works First (OWF) is a time-limited cash assistance program designed to help meet the financial needs of eligible families (family must contain a minor child in the home). OWF emphasizes employment, training, education and supportive services. Recipients of OWF cash benefits are required to participate in a work activity (education, work or training) as a condition of their eligibility. Recipients of this program, who are actively participating, may eligible to receive bus passes.
This program provides one-time emergency financial assistance to eligible families under predetermined categories including but not limited to shelter costs, utilities, and car repairs. There are several eligibility requirements and conditions for this program. See the onsite case manager for questions or visit the PRC website.
Helpful Information and Resources
To find out information about the Job and Family Services Departments in other Counties: ODJFS County Directory