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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.

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio and the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services is spreading the word that “Fraud Costs All of Us.” Committing public assistance fraud is a felony.

Easy ways to avoid receiving improperly issued benefits and/or potential criminal action include:

  • Know your reporting requirements for each program.
  • Accurately report all required information and changes (including income, rent, address, phone number or household members) to your case manager.
  • Report changes to your case manager timely and verify that these changes are updated.

The penalties for committing fraud may include removal from the program and required repayment of improperly obtained benefits, as well as potential criminal charges and even jail time. Report any instance of suspected public assistance fraud by calling the 24-hour fraud hotline at 614-233-2095 or visiting

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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