Post Adoption Services Expo
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
Attention Medicaid Recipients:
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has changed their renewal process and policy. ODJFS will automatically close your case if we do not receive your renewal form before the due date. ODJFS is now mailing renewal forms to the last known addresses, if your address has changed, please call our office ASAP at 330-339-7791 (ext. 678.)
Home Energy Assistance Program – Winter Crisis
HARCATUS Family Support
Michele Lucas, Community Services Director
Release date: December 18, 2014
The State of Ohio HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP) helps reduce heating expenses during the winter months. The HEAP Winter Crisis Program may help those households who have disconnect notices on their gas or electric bills and those that have less than a 10 day supply of fuel oil, propane, coal or wood. Income eligibility guidelines begin with $20,423 for one person and increases by $7,105 for each additional household member. No one should be cold this winter!
If you or someone you know needs help to stay warm this winter, call HARCATUS Family Support Toll-Free Appointment Hot Line at 1-855-806-9650.
Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services recently
received notice that it has been awarded an Efficiency and Innovation Grant from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.
New TCJFS Director
David W. Haverfield has been appointed by the Tuscarawas County Board of Commissioners as director of Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services (TCJFS) effective January 1, 2015.
New Philadelphia City Health Dept.
Pregnancy Testing – $10.00
MMR shots – Children and Adults – $10.00
Social Security Administration
Beginning August 2014, they will no longer issue Social Security number printouts in their field offices.
Beginning October 2014, they will stop providing benefit verification letters (proof-of-income), except in emergency situations.
Building strong children and families
All workshops are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the Tuscarawas County Extension Office.
Birth Certificate Access for Ohio Adoptees
Governor John Kasich signed Substitute Senate Bill 23 into law on December 19th. This new law gives 400,000 adult adoptees adopted between 1964 and 1996 access to their original birth certificates.
Important Dates From the date of signing (12/19/13) there is a 15-month implementation period for the provisions in Sub SB 23:
• On March 20, 2014 birthparents should be able to access the Contact Preference Form, the Redaction Form, and the Medical History Form.
• On March 20, 2015 adoptees will be able to request their original birth certificates.
Medicaid and Private Health Insurance
Obamacare or the Affordable Healthcare Act
Are you currently receiving Medicaid?
– Do nothing, it will continue for now.
Are you looking for Medicaid coverage?
– Go to the following website to apply online: www.benefits.ohio.gov
– Call our agency at 330-339-7791
– Stop at our agency at: 389 16th Street SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Do you need private health insurance and not Medicaid?
– Go to the following website: www.healthcare.gov
– Call: 1-800-318-2596
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Child protective workers carry agency-issued photo identification badges when making home calls. Staff identify themselves in phone conversations. Anyone questioning the identity of a visitor should request to see the identification badge. Anyone questioning the identity of a caller should ask for the name, phone number and phone extension of the caller and then contact the agency to ensure the validity of the information given. The agency phone numbers to call are 330-339-7791 and 1-800-431-2347.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the local County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or political beliefs.