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Job and Family Services - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services offers a wide range of assistance for Ohioans. This includes employment and training assistance, unemployment benefits, cash assistance, food assistance, child care, child and adult protective services, adoption, and child support. Most ODJFS programs are administered by local agencies so you can get the assistance you need right in your own county.

Mahoning County Job and Family Services

345 Oakhill Avenue
Entrance D
Youngstown, OH 44502

To Apply For Medicaid, Food or Cash Assistance: 1-844-640-6446

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m

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Employment First

30 E. Broad St., Columbus OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-6612

Preparing for youth with disabilities to assume adult roles as community members and workers should begin very early in a young person’s life and is effective when supported by a multi-agency team and meaningful services. This is what the Ohio Employment First Transition Framework strives to create. The Ohio Employment First Transition Framework includes tools to assist individuals and teams across agencies to understand, learn more about, and use Evidence Based Practices and Predictors.

Employment First Website

Disability Benefits 101

DB101 will help you make informed choices and show you how you can make work part of your plan. DB101 provides information to learn about benefits program and rules around work. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Find out how to avoid common pitfalls; Estimators: Get results tailored just for you that helps you plan and set goals for work.

DB101 is written by benefits experts in the disability community who understand programs and make sure that DB101 is always up-to-date and correct.

DB101 is free for users. If you have questions or comments about your benefits:

Alta Behavioral Healthcare

711 Belmont Ave., Youngstown OH  44502
Vince Paolucci
Phone: 330-793-2487

Alta Behavioral Healthcare is devoted to providing the highest quality of professional care to children, teens and their families. Our staff is highly skilled in helping families understand their situations and what needs to be done to bring practical solutions to the problem at hand.