Document Sheds Light on Social Service Systems

Recently, the Center for Community Solutions finalized a series of videos and a research document called Human Services 101: A Straightforward Guide to the Social Services in Ohio.The idea behind this work is to provide an easy-to-understand, yet comprehensive resource on the complex social service systems that help Ohioans.

The document describes income support services like TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Social Security, food assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC, energy assistance services, education, employment, mental health and additions, aging services, children’s services. It contains many links and Ohio-specific data, including common drugs in different counties and means of subsistence, and facts such as that “In Ohio, about 78 percent are employed or seeking work”.

CCS stated its hope is that in providing this information, organizations will be equipped with a tool that may be helpful when trying to access basic information, data, and facts about these systems and their relationships to one another.