Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services

Mission Statement

To help improve and enrich the lives of those we touch by providing financial, social and educational services; to empower, encourage and assist in every opportunity for self-sufficiency, respect and independence.

From the Director

The Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services and the Wayne County Employment and Training Connection provide a safety net to the most vulnerable people in our community during turbulent times.

The people of Wayne County continued seeking help at a high rate despite a reported drop in unemployment from 9.9% in 2009 to 8.5% in 2010. By the end of 2010, the Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services assisted over 20,085 people in obtaining health coverage through Medicaid, an increase of over 1,100 people from last year. People needing food assistance rose to 12,367, an increase of nearly 1,400 people. The Employment and Training Connection served 3,400 visitors seeking job support and related services, while also providing training support to local business in the amount of $150,000.

These services continued despite dwindling financial resources and fewer staff. I am proud of the dedication of the 65 staff and their service to the 114,000 citizens of Wayne County. Their efforts help our citizens while ensuring dignity and encouraging self-sufficiency.

Richard A. Owens, Director

The Department of Job and Family Services can assist you with:


Health Services:
  • Medical Coverage
  • Medical Transportation
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
Social Services:
  • Emergency Shelter for Abuse Victims
  • Victim Assistance
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Youth Counseling
  • Child and Adult Day Care
  • In Home Services for the Elderly
Employment Services:
  • Job Matching/Applicant Screening
  • OJT/Internships
  • Job Readiness and Placement
  • Employment Transportation
  • Work Clothing
  • Education and Training
Basic Needs and Services:
  • Cash Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Housing and Utility Payments
  • Car Repairs

Employment and Training Connection

Employment and Training Connection
358 West North Street
P.O. Box 76
Wooster, Ohio 44691
(Tel) 330-264-5060 or 1-877-656-5060
www.everybodyworks.net

Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services (WCDJFS)
356 West North Street
P.O. Box 76
Wooster, Ohio 44691
(Tel) 330-287-5800 or 1-877-612-5800