Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services is committed to promoting the dignity and self worth of those in need. We believe that given a choice, people prefer self-sufficiency. It is our mission to maximize available community resources to support, encourage, and assist families and individuals in achieving their goals for self-sufficiency; to assist in elimination of barriers, and respond to ever changing needs in a progressive, caring and professional manner.
The purpose of the child support program is to provide children with the opportunity for a better life. Working with both parents to establish and enforce support orders is essential in helping children receive the financial and medical support they deserve.Learn More »
The CCU determines eligibility for publically-funded child care for low income parents and parents receiving OWF cash assistance. This allows parents to work, obtain training, or attend school while being assured that their children are cared for in a safe environment.Learn More »
Our Customer Service Specialists are trained to check the status of your case, schedule or reschedule appointments, give you information about your benefits amounts and date of issuance and refer you to other agencies for additional services.Learn More »
The State of Ohio Benefit Tool is a new internet tool that allows Ohioans to apply for benefits online. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Benefits provides an easy and quick way for the people in Ohio to apply for benefits or to manage their existing case.Learn More »
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.