Since the economic downturn in 2008, the federal government has granted states a waiver for the work requirement for food-assistance recipients who are able-bodies adults without dependents (ABAWDs).
The roughly 400-plus customer inquiries that flow daily through the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services’ call center are now handled with more effectively than
The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services exists to serve the people of Summit County, Ohio, by providing social and career-development services to better the lives of the entire community.
The Summit County DJFS is funded at the county, state and federal level and is charged with executing various programs designed to help people with certain financial, medical and social services. These programs are in place to help ensure that everyone’s basic needs are met, including sufficient nourishment, shelter, medical care and critical social services ranging from childcare to career development.
Job training and skill building are critical DJFS missions intent on providing clients the education, life and workforce skills necessary to find quality jobs and transition to sustainable financial independence.