Public Assistance

Public assistance refers to government programs that provide funding to communities, individuals and families in need. Examples include: Cash Assistance, Food Assistance, Medicaid, Child Care Assistance, Transportation Assistance and Fraud.


Our strong partnership with many state and local organizations offer opportunities to job seekers in their path to finding rewarding employment while assisting employers in building a successful workforce.

Child Support

Child Support is money paid by a parent, who isn’t living with his or her children, to help cover the cost of their care. Child Support helps guarantee that children’s basic needs are met: from food, shelter and clothes to education, transportation and medical expenses.

Protective Services

We provide protective services to the elderly and children who are in danger of harm, unable to protect themselves, and/or have no one else to assist them. SCOJFS is mandated to investigate and evaluate all reports of suspected abuse and neglect.

Recent News

-Get the benefits you need without having to leave your home.  Call 1-844-640-6446 and apply over the phone or apply online at
-Interested in becoming a child care provider? click here


 We have received information amount texting scams with our recipients.   DO NOT click the links in a text or email message.   You should manually type in the link to the ODJFS self-service portal and change their password.   Some examples are below but remember there are a lot of scammers out there:

 A SNAP recipient, recently approved, received a text message stating her account was part of a “data leak.” The text message read:

 – Anthony20

         This password has appeared in a data leak, which puts this account at high risk of compromise. You should change your password immediately.    

 Another message appeared indicating it came from the Passwords component of their iPhone; it read:

          Compromised Password

         The password for your account has appeared in a data leak, putting your account at high risk of compromise. iPhone can help you re-secure your account.




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