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ABAWD Work Requirement

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the federal government has granted states a waiver for the work requirement for food-assistance recipients who are able-bodies adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

Legal Notice: Public Hearing Announcement for Title XX

CSDJFS is conducting a Title XX Public Hearing on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at The Job Center at 1040 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Room 119B, Akron, Ohio 4431

Streamlined with greater efficiency: DJFS Call Center goes live

The roughly 400-plus customer inquiries that flow daily through the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services’ call center are now handled with more effectively than


The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services exists to serve the people of Summit County, Ohio, by providing social and career-development services to better the lives of the entire community.

The Summit County DJFS is funded at the county, state and federal level and is charged with executing various programs designed to help people with certain financial, medical and social services. These programs are in place to help ensure that everyone’s basic needs are met, including sufficient nourishment, shelter, medical care and critical social services ranging from childcare to career development.

Job training and skill building are critical DJFS missions intent on providing clients the education, life and workforce skills necessary to find quality jobs and transition to sustainable financial independence.

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Russ Pry, County Executive

Russ Pry was sworn in as Summit County Executive on July 13, 2007. As Executive, Russ Pry serves as the chief executive officer of county government, with an annual budget of nearly a half a billion dollars. County . . .

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Pat Divoky, Director

Patricia L. Divoky earned her BS in Nursing from Kent State University in 1975 and began her career as a staff nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. She went on to manage a number of healthcare staffing agencies in . . .

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