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.

The Department of Job and Family Services can assist with:CHILDREN SERVICES

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
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

OhioMeansJobs – Wayne County   
358 West North Street
P.O. Box 76
Wooster, Ohio 44691
(Tel) 330-264-5060 or 1-877-656-5060

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

Agency hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday


How to apply:

1. Online at

2.  Fill out an application and return through:

       a. Fax – Fax your signed application to 330-287-5899

       b. Mail – Signed applications can also be mailed to the address below.

       c. Deliver in person- Signed applications can be dropped off between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM at:

                  356 W. North Street

                  Wooster, OH 44691

Eligibility Information:

Call 1-844-640-OHIO – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to obtain a current summary and status of your benefits and sign up for text message notifications regarding your benefits.

Report case changes by contacting the call center, Monday-Friday, 7:45-4:00 pm at 330-287-5800 or 1-877-612-5800, option 1 or Fax: 330-287-5899.


Authority responsible for assistance to low-income families with children as well as Medicare services, food stamps, and daycare. Responsibilities include assisting recipients in receiving training and finding employment.