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Save the Date Attachment Conference Nov  2016-250w26th Annual Conference on Promoting Healthy Attachments

Where: Oglebay Resort and Convention Center, Wheeling, WV

When:  Monday, November 21, 2016

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Aug 2016 - Poster-Medical

Picture2-250wBack to School Help

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medical-563427_250wManaged Care Update

This applies to all adoptive families who receive Adoption Assistance.

Effective January, 2017, Ohio is transitioning all children (foster and adopted) who are on Medicaid for health care to a managed care company.  Custodial agencies will make the selection for children in their custody (temporary and permanent custody). For children who have been adopted, the adoptive family will be responsible for the selection.

In early November, families will be receiving notice of the change and will be encouraged to choose a managed care company for their child’s healthcare needs. Families will have 18 days to make a selection; otherwise they will be automatically assigned to a plan.

The managed care companies are Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Molina Health Care of Ohio, Paramount Advantage, and United Health Care Community Plan of Ohio.  For more information go to http://www.ohiomh.com or call 800-324-8680.

If you have questions, please call Melani Jones at (330) 308-7753 or email her at Melani.Jones@jfs.ohio.gov.

Managed Care Regional Training Schedule – Click Here

A discussion on the connections between drug abuse and child abuse.

News-Talk 1480 WHBC Canton Ohio
‘Canton’s Morning News with Pam Cook and Gary Rivers’
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:00 a.m.


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Ohio Family Care Association
Resource Family Conference

Go to the OFCA Website – Click Here

The 2-day event is attended by over 150 families, child welfare workers, and leaders in Ohio’s public and private child welfare agencies. The conference theme for 2016 is “FAMILY GIVES US ROOTS AND WINGS.” which reflects on the strength children gain to blossom and soar when supported by strong stable families.


Patsy-250wPublic Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio, and we are spreading the word that “Fraud Costs All of Us.”

Check out our homemade video. – Click Here

Fraud Awareness Month Press Release – Click Here

 Foster Care Month 2016 ProclamationMay is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Go to the following website for more information:



  agent-18779_1280x250w Phone Calls for Food Assistance, Medicaid, and Cash Assistance

Beginning February 1, 2016, phone calls regarding Food Assistance, Medicaid, and Cash Assistance programs will be answered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Due to the extremely high number of calls we receive, there is often a long wait time.  Call are answered in the order that they are received.  If you hang-up and call again, the phone system will place your call at back of the queue and it will take even longer to have your call answered.
Mondays are almost always very busy.  There are usually fewer phone calls Tuesday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and calling during these times would likely reduce your wait time substantially.
Thank you!


header_access_tusc_logo-250 Access Tuscarawas Access Tuscarawas is a collection of local agencies focusing on improving access to healthcare in our community. Click here to go to their website. Click here to view and/or download the Community Directory document.

ADAMH1x600The ADAMHS Board

Access to their website and free, on-line screening tool. Click here to go to their website.

logo-250w Home Energy Assistance Program – Winter Crisis HARCATUS Family Support Michele Lucas, Community Services Director Release date:  December 18, 2014 The State of Ohio HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP) helps reduce heating expenses during the winter months.  The HEAP Winter Crisis Program may help those households who have disconnect notices on their gas or electric bills and those that have less than a 10 day supply of fuel oil, propane, coal or wood.  Income eligibility guidelines begin with $20,423 for one person and increases by $7,105 for each additional household member.  No one should be cold this winter! If you or someone you know needs help to stay warm this winter, call HARCATUS Family Support Toll-Free Appointment Hot Line at 1-855-806-9650.

Official Final City Logo 2_5-250 New Philadelphia City Health Department Pregnancy Testing – $10.00 MMR shots – Children and Adults – $10.00

You do not have to be a New Philadelphia resident to be eligible. Anybody is welcome.  Walk-ins are wlecome.
Address: 150 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia
Phone Number: 330-364-4491   ext. 208
Hours: Monday through Friday –  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch

dome-176279_1920-250Social Security Administration Beginning August 2014, they will no longer issue Social Security number printouts in their field offices. Beginning October 2014, they will stop providing benefit verification letters (proof-of-income), except in emergency situations. Click Here for Additional Details

2-page Family Connections March 2014_1 Family Connections Building strong children and families All workshops are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the Tuscarawas County Extension Office. Click Here for more details

Signing-250 Birth Certificate Access for Ohio Adoptees Governor John Kasich signed Substitute Senate Bill 23 into law on December 19th. This new law gives 400,000 adult adoptees adopted between 1964 and 1996 access to their original birth certificates.   Important Dates From the date of signing (12/19/13) there is a 15-month implementation period for the provisions in Sub SB 23: • On March 20, 2014 birthparents should be able to access the Contact Preference Form, the Redaction Form, and the Medical History Form. • On March 20, 2015 adoptees will be able to request their original birth certificates. Click Here for more information.

rhythm-250253_250 Medicaid and Private Health Insurance Obamacare or the Affordable Healthcare Act Are you currently receiving Medicaid? – Do nothing, it will continue for now.     Are you looking for Medicaid coverage?    – Go to the following website to apply online:  www.benefits.ohio.gov    – Call our agency at 330-339-7791    – Stop at our agency at: 389 16th Street SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Do you need private health insurance and not Medicaid? – Go to the following website:  www.healthcare.gov    – Call: 1-800-318-2596


Save Money on your Telephone Bill

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Consumer Fact Sheet and Approved Providers – Click Here



Safety Alert

Child protective workers carry agency-issued photo identification badges when making home calls. Staff identify themselves in phone conversations. Anyone questioning the identity of a visitor should request to see the identification badge. Anyone questioning the identity of a caller should ask for the name, phone number and phone extension of the caller and then contact the agency to ensure the validity of the information given. The agency phone numbers to call are 330-339-7791 and 1-800-431-2347.

courthouse-303370_250 Civil Rights Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the local County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or political beliefs.