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:
175 W. Franklin St.
Kenton, OH 43326
419-675-1130 ext. 2331 or 800-442-7346 ext. 2331
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.
Enforcement Agency – for questions regarding child support orders or
Council On Aging
– can provide support for grandparent Kinship Caregivers at
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.
– can provide shot records or immunizations along with educational
materials and other programs, 419-673-6230.
Legal Aid –
Love, Inc. –
can provide for urgent needs on a case by case basis at 419-674-4651
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.