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Hardin County Job & Family Services (HCJFS) is pleased to provide an enhanced kinship navigator program for Hardin County.  As a participant, HCJFS will join in the state-level collaborative as well as lead a local collaborative focusing on the provision of supports for kinship caregivers (KCG).  The local collaborative will meet at least quarterly to assist in identifying services, locating KCG, providing a network for services, and assuring that programs are relevant to the needs of the KCG and the children they raise.

HCJFS is committed to providing information and referral services through our toll-free number, 800-442-7346, and by the after hours on-call worker for 24/7 access.  The Kinship Navigator will inform KCG of available assistance and  will assist KCG in accessing such support.

A Kinship Navigator, Lisa Richards, will provide case management for families in need of continued services or connection to emergency services.  Her contact information is:

Lisa Richards, Kinship Navigator
175 W. Franklin St.
Kenton, OH  43326
419-675-1130 ext. 2331 or 800-442-7346 ext. 2331
fax: 419-674-2340

County Resources

  • Local Advisory Group will meet at least quarterly and be instrumental in developing services for Kinship Caregivers and Kinship Care Receivers. Contact Lisa Richards for further information.

  • We Care Center connect to counseling services for adults, children, or families in Hardin County by calling 419-675-2243.

  • Help Me Grow provide services for children ages 0 to 3 years old including developmental assessments at 419-673-1531 or 800-343-5851.

  • Child Support Enforcement Agency for questions regarding child support orders or payments, 419-674-2269.

  • Council On Aging can provide support for grandparent Kinship Caregivers at 419-673-1102.

  • Hardin County Job & Family Services - Food Stamps, Medicaid, Healthy Start/Healthy Families, TANF, other assistance by calling 419-675-1130 or 800-442-7346 for an application.

  • Health Department can provide shot records or immunizations along with educational materials and other programs, 419-673-6230.

  • Legal Aid 419-675-2622

  • Love, Inc. can provide for urgent needs on a case by case basis at 419-674-4651

  • Neighborhood Opportunity Center another emergency assistance opportunity for furniture, clothing, food, etc. 419-673-0729.

  • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) for children age 5 and under or pregnant women.  Program provides coupons for certain nutritional foods. Call 419-675-2000 to apply.


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