Mission & Overview


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 levels 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 child care to career development.

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

Mission Statement

The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services will assure that the residents of Summit County have access to resources and services necessary to obtain and sustain quality of life, self-determination and self-sufficiency in order to build stronger families and a better community.

Vision Statement

The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services is committed to providing high quality services in order to promote self-determination, self-sufficiency and positive outcomes for the residents of Summit County.