Department of Job & Family Services



Brown County Job and Family Services is committed to supporting the families and children of Brown County.  The agency provides a variety of public programs aimed at promoting stabilization, self-sufficiency, employment sustainability, and adult and child services.   The agency has two units: Public Assistance and Child/Adult Protection.  Local programs include cash assistance, food assistance, childcare, Medicaid (including long-term care, children’s health insurance, and services to aged, blind and disabled), adoption, adult protective services, child protective services, foster care, and local workforce initiatives.

  • The Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides food purchasing assistance for low- and zero-income families and individuals.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides temporary assistance to Needy Families with financial and related support services.
  • Medicaid program is a federally funded medical insurance program that helps individuals to take an active role in their health care. Whether you’re a Veteran, a newly pregnant mother, a senior citizen in need of daily support, or someone with a disability. There are Medicaid Waiver Programs that allow individuals with disabilities to receive care in their homes and programs to help with Long Term Care.
  • Ohio Publicly Funded Child Care program is a program to help parent(s) who are working or in school pay for childcare. You may be required to pay for part of your Child Care in the form of a co-payment.
  • The Brown County Children Services Agency administers local adoption assistance, foster care services, and child welfare intervention programs. The agency strives to reunify children with their families when possible or find other permanent living arrangements for them when they cannot safely return home.
  • Brown County provides Adult Protective Services to adults aged 60 and older who are in danger of harm, abused, neglected and or exploited and unable to protect themselves,
  • Path Employment Program (a.k.a.: CCMEP Program) is an innovative program that serves young adults between the ages of 14 and 24. The programs helps participants to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency through training, education, and employment.  Participants partner with Career Specialist for individualized service and support.