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Family Connections
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.

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KasichSigningBill-125Birth 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.

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puzzle-210791-125Medicaid 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  

phone-99068_125Save Money on your Telephone Bill!

How to apply?  Click Here

Consumer Fact Sheet and Approved Providers - Click Here




Safety Alert!

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.


Direction Card-125Public Assistance
Through its partnerships with community organizations and state and federal government agencies, Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services provides a number of services to families and individuals in need of assistance. These services range from food assistance, cash assistance, child care subsidies to child support enforcement, and access to medical care.

mom-20666_125Child Protective Services
The Tuscarawas County Public 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.

old-24343_125Adult Protective Services
Provided for those over age 60 and older who have been reported to be abused, neglected, or financially exploited.



new-york-115626_125Civil Rights
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.