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Licking County Job & Family Services (LCJFS) is a combined Agency administering Federal, State, and County Programs involving employment & training services, Self-sufficiency service (cash assistance, medical coverage, food assistance, etc.) and social services for children and adults. Our hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7am-5pm and on Tuesdays from 9am-5pm. Depending on circumstance, it is possible for appointments to be made outside of this time frame. The Agency is closed on all legal Holidays..

For further information the Agency can be reached by calling (740) 670-8999 or long distance callers may use our toll free number of 1-888-895-2790. Our Fax number is (740) 670-8992.

Pinwheels for Prevention
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2013, Licking County Children Services received 1,937 reports of child abuse or neglect. To acknowledge these reports, a pinwheel has been planted for each report along State Route 16 near the Thomas J. Evans trail, pedestrian bridge. To find out more information about Child Abuse Prevention and what you can do to help, please click on the Child Abuse Prevention button below.

OhioMeansJobs | Licking County uses the OhioMeansJobs.com (OMJ) website as a tool to assist employers and jobseekers in finding that perfect match. Jobseekers can use the site to post resumes and search for positions and employers can search resumes and post job openings. This service is free to jobseekers and Ohio employers. OhioMeansJobs | Licking County encourages the use of OMJ and provides guidance to both employers and jobseekers interested in using this valuable resource.

Senior Levy Funds Granted
Licking County JFS has been awarded Senior Levy funds to expand current Adult Protective Services (APS) to help meet the increased demands for services. Senior Levy dollars will be used to expand outreach and education efforts, provide information and referral services for situations which do not warrant a full investigation, coordinate the Interdisciplinary Team of specialists for multi-system clients, and provide emergency funding for short term basic needs services for the elderly. Licking County JFS has employed only one APS Social Worker for over 35 years. The increase in the aging population combined with the troubled economy and social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse has not only increased the number of referrals, but have also increased the severity of the referrals. Licking County JFS Adult Protective funds have been reduced 87% over the years jeopardizing the services to that keep vulnerable elderly adults safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The senior levy funds will help keep Licking County senior citizens safe and independent. For more information regarding Adult Protective Services contact Melissa Terry at 740-670-8800.

Licking County JFS Grant - Wendy's Wonderful Kids
Licking County Job and Family Services - Children Services Division, has received renewals on its grants from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Recruitment. The grants are dedicated to funding two child focused adoption recruiters for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Read More