General Program Description

Ohio Works First (OWF) helps families with children get back on their feet. The OWF program can provide cash assistance to eligible families for up to 36 months. This temporary assistance helps with daily living expenses such as rent, utilities, food, car payments, child care, gas, and so forth.

OWF serves as a temporary support system designed to emphasize employment and family self-sufficiency through programs and services to unemployed and/or low income families. While receiving cash benefits, adult family members search for jobs, attend training for future jobs, participate in volunteer work programs, and/or finish a high school or vocational degree.

To assist in job maintenance and retention after an adult family member has found employment, LCJFS continues to provide support services to families as they transition to self-sufficiency.

Eligibility Requirements

OWF applicants must meet certain income and relationship standards. To find out if you may qualify, call us or apply online. A face-to-face interview will be required in order to start receiving the benefit.


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Licking County Job and Family Services
74 S. Second Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
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Apply online anytime or in person during the following hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Tue – 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
12:30 to 4:00 p.m

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