Lorain County Job & Family Services


Prevention, Retention, and Contingency

Ohio's Prevention, Retention, and Contingency program provides work supports and other services to help low-income parents overcome immediate barriers to employment. It is funded through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.  Those receiving assistance from other public assistance programs-including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) - also may be eligible for PRC service.

PRC services vary between counties based on community needs.  Each county has a PRC plan stating the types of services available in that county and the eligibility criteria for them.  Applications are currently being taken for the following services:

·         Vehicle Repairs

·         Utilities (Past Due, Disconnects, Shut-off notices)

·         Stove/Refrigerator (Repair or Replace)

·        Washer/Dryer  (Repair or Replace)

·         Beds (Need based on emergent, crisis situation or natural disaster - Referral required from community agency - e.g. LCCS, Genesis House, Red Cross, Health Dept)

·         Employment-related expenses

·         GED incentive payments

·         School Fees

·      Delinquent Rent or Mortgage

·      Delinquent Property Taxes

·      Home Repairs

·      Pest Removal Services

·      Auto Insurance

·      Driver's Education Classes


Applications can be obtained from the forms section on our website or by calling 440-284-4423 and can be submitted via mail, fax, email, or in the drop box in front of our building.