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ATTENTION: Limited Services July 29

Due to State of Ohio system maintenance, Franklin County Opportunity Center and Call Center staff will not be able to make changes to existing benefits or process applications for new benefits on Friday, July 29, 2016.


The Agency will be unable to schedule transportation trips during this time. If you have an appointment that needs scheduled for Aug. 1 or 2, please schedule this appointment before July 28.


Normal operations should resume Monday, Aug. 1. We appreciate your patience.

Franklin County Youth Summer Camp Program

The Franklin County Youth Summer Camp Program serves approximately 4,030 youth ages 5-13 years old at more than 60 sites located throughout Franklin County. The camps are 8-10 weeks for a minimum of 30 hours a week. The camps offer a variety of activities and opportunities that develop social skills, encourage physical fitness and promote learning.

Click the link below for a list of summer camps and enrollment information.

2016 Franklin County Summer YouthWorks Program

Franklin County’s YouthWorks Program will employ more than 1,900 TANF eligible youth and young adults ages 14-24 years old. The program provides area youth with summertime work experience that pays an hourly wage of $10 and lasts 8- to 12-weeks. The program provides eligible youth an opportunity to engage in positive activities outside of school and develop important job readiness skills.

Click the link below for a list of community partnering organizations and contact information.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start offers free or low-cost health coverage for children (up to age 19) from eligible Franklin County families. Healthy Start covers...

  • Annual Check-Ups
  • Doctor Visits
  • Vaccinations
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Services for Mothers
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • And Much More
JFS Customer Self-Service Options

Did you know that there are some things you can do from home to manage your benefits?

For Self-Service options to manage your benefits, please click on the links below:

Ohio Benefit Bank

JFS Community Portal

My ODJFS Benefits


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