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The Disability Assistance DA program is state and county funded and provides cash and medical coverage to certain persons ineligible for federally-supported public assistance programs. DA is designed to maintain health and help recipients meet basic needs. Medicaid is a large, multidimensional health coverage program that provides health care coverage to more than 1 million lower-income Ohioans.

Coverage is administered by the state and funded by federal and state dollars. The Medicaid program provides health care coverage to three primary markets: A web site at http: The Office of Medicaid operates a toll-free Consumer Hotline that can provide general Medicaid information.

The number is , or TDD The local number is The Basic Medicaid Health Plan covers a wide range of services, including:. Healthy Start offers comprehensive health care coverage for children in families with income up to percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Healthy Start includes coverage for doctor visits, hospital care, prescription drugs, dental visits and eyeglasses. Individuals can get more information by calling the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at , or locally at Child Care Assistance Child Care , Medicaid and transportation are also available to work activity participants. Child Care Assistance programs pay a portion of the cost of child care while parents participate in OWF work activities.

PRC Prevention, Retention, and Contingency is a program designed to help families in different levels of need. Participants may only need help to get past an initial barrier in order to work. PRC provides temporary help for a family while they are getting back on their feet due to unforseen hardships. Each county designs its own PRC program to meet the needs of local families.

PRC can help individuals keep jobs or help them get better jobs. Supportive services such as child care, transportation and food stamps are available. Work Force Development is a coordinated system of programs for individuals that results in a pipeline of trained workers available to meet the needs of Ohio employers. WIA is a program that provides services to clients which include core services, assessment and provision of work experience and education.

WIA coordinates services with our current Work Activity program. One Stop is a concept of a no-wrong door philosophy whereby our clients can receive ntensive training services that will move individuals toward self-sufficiency.

Area agencies can also coordinate services to avoid clients being sent from place to place looking for the services they need to become active members of the work force. One Stop will be utilized by employers for on site interviews and workshops, employee recruitment and screening, job matching services and coordination of training service with partner agencies.

Community and Faith-based Projects ODJFS helps counties work with local community and faith-based organizations to create partnerships and programs that help OWF participants and the working poor advance in the work force.

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