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To Report Child Abuse or Elder Abuse

To report abuse concerns for children or the elderly, call 330-661-0800 during normal business hours. For an after hour report, contact the Medina County Sheriff’s department at 330-725-6631

Federal Government Shutdown – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Early Issuance

Per instruction received from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to the Federal government shutdown, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for February will be issued early, January 16, 2019.  Counties should continue all other SNAP operations as usual.

In an effort to ensure recipients receiving their February benefits early understand that these benefits are not additional or bonus benefits the following message will be added to our customer service phone numbers and phone calls and text messages will be sent to recipients that have signed up for text messaging notifications or have a phone number provided:

February SNAP Was Delivered Early.  Customers who use SNAP EBT should keep in mind that February food dollars were issued on January 16, 2019.  This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.

The staff of Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) is striving to continuously improve our services to the community.  We are moving forward to successfully adapt to changes in the economy, changes in demographics, and changes in funding. Over the past couple of years, funding has been cut in half while caseloads have doubled. Recently, because of MCJFS staff reductions, 37 Child Support workers co-located to the building, joining the offices of Family First, and Help Me Grow.

With the goal of maintaining positive momentum, the County Commissioners recently allocated funding for Adult Protective Services for the very first time.

This has allowed MCJFS to add capacity to this program which serves all County residents sixty-years old and above. By collaborating with Family First and the Office of Older adults, a coordinated safety net exists to help seniors maintain a high quality of life in their own homes for as long as they can securely do so.

MCJFS is committed to maintaining the dynamic metabolism of change. This may include the roll out of national health care, off-site applications, better methods of fraud prevention, and finding foster families for teens who have suffered multiples losses. Whatever the case maybe, staff will do whatever it takes to get the job done.