Financial Stability Programs


Your county’s Job and Family Services Department has a program to help break the cycle of poverty for youth ages 14 to 24 by guiding them to:

  • Explore and follow career paths
  • Find employment

The program offers a wide range of services specifically tailored to each person. You’ll spend about 20 hours a week in activities that will help you:

  • Achieve your career goals
  • Earn more money
  • Obtain a work certificate or the credentials you need
  • Stay on track thanks to continuous follow-up by program staff
  • Move ahead with your plans with the help of leadership training, guidance with work-related problems, mentoring, work-related peer support groups

Enroll by contacting your county’s Job and Family Services Department.

Community Link

If you’re applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF), this program will connect you to other resources. The goal of Community Link is to help remove any barriers that are preventing you from getting a good job and becoming financially stable. You’ll receive one-on-one guidance to make sure the help you receive matches your individual needs.

Benefits Bridge

This pilot program by the state of Ohio Job and Family Services supports people transitioning off of TANF to maintain employment and family stability.

Project LIFT

This program’s goal is to help you get a secure job and achieve financial stability. Through partnership with other agencies, you may be eligible to receive:

  • Short-term financial assistance and support
  • Job coaching
  • One-on-one support to remove barriers that may be holding you back

Learn more about Project LIFT.