April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
UPDATE : 3/26/2020
The Winter Crisis Program application period has been extended to May 1, 2020
The regular HEAP application period has been extended to June 1, 2020.
Those who have already received a WCP and/or HEAP benefit cannot apply.
Eligibility criteria for both programs has not been modified.
Face to face interview is not required to apply for WCP, PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) enrollment, or regular HEAP.
Telephone interviews will be scheduled, call 440-285-1299 to request an interview.
Geauga County has been experiencing an increase in the needs of families and children in the past several years. This has caused the demand for certified foster and adoptive parents to increase as well. There are many families in crisis in our own neighborhoods that require the supportive services of our agency. You and your family could be part of the support.
Thank you to Leadership Geauga and Hope for Kids for donating books and backpacks to Children Services and Special Services. We greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness of both organizations and look forward to sharing the items with the families we are working with.
If you are interested in enrolling in Marketplace Insurance please visit the website below for information.
The 2020 Open Enrollment Period runs November 1–December 15, 2019. This means you have six weeks to enroll in or renew a plan.
Sponsor a Family is a food, toy, and gift distribution program for low income Geauga County families. Applications have been mailed to households with minor children who are receiving food stamp assistance through Geauga County Job and Family Services. If you did not receive an application and would like to inquire about receiving help, please contact Sara Shininger, Community Support Coordinator, at 440-285-126
In May, a survey was sent to JFS staff, educators, and other social service agencies in Geauga County to identify where gaps in services still exist. With the information provided, it was our hope we could work together to fill some of the unmet needs identified.