Adult Protective Services

What are the adult protective services?

Adult protective services are services that help vulnerable adults age 60 and older who are in danger of harm, are unable to protect themselves, and may have no one to assist them. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) administers the state’s Adult Protective Services program. The agency has the authority to plan and develop programs and write rules and regulations pertaining to adult protective services. It also provides technical assistance to county staff. The county departments of job and family services receive and investigate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults and evaluate the need for protective services.

 

What types of things are considered abuse?

See Fact Sheet

 

What is the best way to report suspected abuse or neglect of an adult?

To make a report of abuse or neglect, contact the law enforcement agency or the county department of job and family services in the county where the adult resides or where the incident occurred.

 

Elder Abuse Brochure

 

To report Elder Abuse contact:

Meigs County Job and Family Services

(740) 992-2117

 

SNAP early issuance/new phone # for SNAP, OWF and MEDICAID


SNAP BENEFITS IMPORTANT NOTICE

AS A RESULT OF THE FEBRUARY

SNAP BENEFITS BEING ISSUED

EARLY, OHIO IS ADJUSTING THE

MARCH BENEFIT ISSUANCE

SCHEDULE.  ELIGIBLE SNAP

FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE HALF

OF THEIR MARCH BENEFITS ON

FEBRUARY 22, 2019 AND THE REST

OF THE BENEFITS WILL BE

ISSUED ON THE NORMAL MARCH

ISSUANCE DATE.

 

NEW PHONE NUMBER

For OWF, SNAP and MEDICAID

BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOU OWF, SNAP OR MEDICAID, PLEASE CALL

1-844-640-6446.

 

YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO ENTER SOME INFORMATION AND THEN BE CONNECTED WITH A CASEWORKER WHO WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATUS OF YOUR CASE.

 

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