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About Us

The Ashland County Department of Job and Family Services is here to investigate and resolve issues, offer assistance, and link people to community resources that can guide them to a place of greater stability and self-support. Our priority is protecting the most vulnerable members of our community while restoring families with hope, dignity, and practical solutions.





Mission Statement:

With consideration and respect, we at ACDJFS are committed to empower and encourage you through resources and services to overcome challenges and turn the page to a brighter future.

Our Director’s Vision

Since beginning in May of 2018 as Director of the agency, my goal has been to evaluate our operations, from past to present, to gain insight into what’s working well and what isn’t. From that, I, along with the hard work of our dedicated administrative staff, worked through a number of small to large changes designed with a focus on how we can improve delivery of our services to our community. While, in reality, this process is always a continuous one, as it should be for any organization, I am encouraged to say that we are moving in the right direction. We, as an agency, see the change here and I hope you do, too. 

But any success we experience isn’t just a product of improved systems. Our greatest asset is our people. A great focus of mine has been to support and encourage them to give their best work to you. We recognize that the care and attention we would expect should be given to each and every person we are involved with. Please know we balance this goal every day with the large volume of work we have in meeting the great needs of our community. In that vein, we strive to improve every day with each case and each interaction with you. We encourage you to kindly let us know how we are doing—how we did well and how we can do better.

J. Peter Stefaniuk

Ashland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military status.

15 West 4th Street
Ashland, OH 44805

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Main Line: (419) 282-5000
Toll Free: (800) 589-8141 
Fax: (419) 282-5010 

Report Suspected Abuse
(419) 282-5001
TDD for Hearing/Speech Impaired
(419) 282-5002 

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