Our Local Partners
Job & Family Services
Diana Hoover, Director
Triena Miller, OhioMeansJobs-Hancock County Workforce Development Administrator
Jill Stonebraker, OhioMeansJobs-Hancock County Workforce Development Supervisor
7746 County Road 140 Suite B
P.O. Box 270 Findlay, OH 45839
Phone: (419) 429-8083
Toll Free Phone: (800) 228-2732
Fax: (419) 422-8346
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a. m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hancock County Services
The agency offers Resume Writing appointments and Interviewing Workshops. Computers are available for job searches.
7746 County Road 140 Suite B, Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 429-8083
Fax: (419) 422-8346
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Partner Overview: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services offers employment services for all Ohioans. Services include job search assistance for Job Seekers as well as Employers at their Web Site www.ohiomeansjobs.com Customer Service Representatives are on site each week. A business services specialist participates as part of our Business Outreach team, providing solutions to the workforce needs of area employers. ODJFS staff provide employment counseling and job matching services using the State of Ohio labor exchange system as well as other partner services. Assistance is available to employers in submitting employment opportunities to the on-line labor exchange system and to job seekers in the use of the internet registration. Job seekers are informed of current job opportunities and referrals are made to prospective employers. ODJFS personnel also provide information concerning Work Opportunity Tax Credits and other supportive services to employers and job seekers. ODJFS staff interview customers to assess employability, job retention skills, education, aptitude, job interests and job readiness to ensure employment goals are realistic. Services are coordinated with other partners to improve customer skills when needed to expand career opportunities. ODJFS staff also provide occupational skills training and vocational education to individuals eligible for such services under the Trade Adjustment Act, and Veterans Employment and Training programs.
Hancock County Veterans Assistance Center
Nicole Coleman [email protected]
1100 E. Main Cross St., Suite 201
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 424-7036
Fax: (419) 424-7440
Hours: Mon through Fri 8:30 a.m. to Noon/1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Partner Overview: Hancock County Veterans Assistance Officer assists persons in the Armed Forces of the United States, veterans, spouses, children, parents, and dependents of veterans in preparing and presenting claims or obtaining rights or benefits under any law of the United States or of Ohio. These benefits include vocational rehabilitation, outpatient medical center services, pension, compensation, VA Home Loans, Agent Orange or Nuclear Radiation Exposure, correction of military records, burial allowance, education and training, nursing home care, insurance, hospitalization, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and appeal of Adverse VA Decisions.
Heather Markins: [email protected]
Heather Schafer: [email protected]
Tiffani Lincoln: [email protected]
7746 C.R. 140
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 429-8045
Fax: (419) 423-6956
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Partner Overview: WSOS Community Action Commission is a non-profit organization offering various services primarily in Hancock, Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca Counties. In addition, WSOS manages community and economic development services throughout Ohio, as well as environmental assistance in a seven-state region. Primary services include employment and training programs, child and family development programs, Head Start, emergency food, shelter, and energy assistance, senior services, economic development, environmental assistance, housing, and public utility assistance. For further information about services or their eligibility requirements, call your local office. Fatherhood Connections is a free program for all fathers–stepfathers, fathers-to-be, neew fathers, custodial, and non-custodial–regardless of economic status. The program is fatherhood-centered and designed to ehlp fathers of all walks of life develop healthy and lasting relationships with their children while assisting them to develop the tools needed to provide economic stability for their families. Call your local 419-353-7407 for more details.
Paul Shaffer [email protected]
P.O. Box 1847
Lima, OH 45802-1847
Phone: (419) 222-3118
Toll Free: (877) 496-6439
Carol Marlow [email protected]
500 Lehman Avenue
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: (419) 353-2600
Fax: (419) 353-2621
Connie Coe [email protected]
270 Sterkel Blvd.
Mansfield, OH 44907
Phone: (419) 756-1150
Fax: (419) 756-5009
Betty J. Johnson [email protected]
300 Highland Parkway 12-D
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Phone: (419) 209-0258
Partner Overview: The Experience Works Program provides services to job seekers who are at least 55 years old and are determined eligible for the Senior Community Employment Program. Job seekers may receive a training wage while receiving services including individual assessment and employment counseling. The training wage continues throughout the development of an Individual Employment Plan, job placement, job counseling, and follow-up services. Participants needing to upgrade or acquire skills may be placed in public or private non-profit organizations where they receive training and assistance in transitioning to private sector jobs. The training wage is paid by the Experience Works program. Those customers lacking entry-level skills may also be eligible for short-term On-the-Job Training contracts with The Experience Works programs paying 50% of the training wage. Contact the Call Center at 866-976-5939 for more information.
P.O. Box 10,000
Toledo, OH 43699-1947
Phone: (567) 661-7777
Fax: (567) 661-7664
Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Findlay Campus Student Services Office
3200 Bright Road
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (567) 429-3509
Fax: (567) 429-3691
Scott Brinkman-Financial Aid Advisor
Phone: (567) 429-3670
Fax: (567) 429-3083
*** Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services ***
Phone: (567) 429-3152
Partner Overview: Admission to Owens Community College is open to anyone. Owens offers more than 100 programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Industrial, Engineering, and Skilled Trades Technologies. Additionally, Owens offers short-term training for Truck Driving, Personal and Business Computer Technology, and many other vocational occupations. At the Owens Findlay campus, we conduct GED preparation classes each week. Students work at their own pace with the assistance of an instructor. This allows students to enter classes each week without waiting for scheduled sessions. All instructions and materials are free of charge. Instructors and guidance counselors from Owens work with all OhioMeansJobs partners to complete academic assessments and testing. These results are used to complete the Individual Employment and Education Plans and establish appropriate training goals for all of our customers.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 422-1712
Fax: (419) 422-0638
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Paul Mortimer Paul.[email protected]
5241 Southwyck Blvd., Ste 200
Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: (800) 589-5811
Fax: (419) 866-6526
Partner Overview: Ohio Rehabilitative Services Commission (ORSC) is a state and federally funded agency designed to assist people with physical and/or mental impairments become employed or maintain competitive employment. Staff members are in the OhioMeansJobs-Hancock County office each week. To be eligible for services, an Ohio resident must have a physical and/or mental impairment/disability that causes difficulty in obtaining and/or maintaining employment and he/she also must be able to benefit from services by becoming employed once services have been provided. ORSC provides assessment of a consumers’ abilities including research on all relevant background information regarding their disability(ies), their past work history, training, education, and viable interests to help determine realistic vocational and job goals. Once the consumer has agreed with his or her vocational rehabilitation counselor on a job goal and both have signed the “individualized Plan for Employment”, a variety of services will begin. Services may include, but are not limited to: Vocational Guidance and Counseling, Training and Education, Work Adjustment, Job Placement, Job Coaching, On The Job Training, Vehicle Modifications, Rehabilitation Technology Assessment and Accommodations.
Community Action Commission (CAC)
Low income OhioMeansJobs Hancock County customers and their families can receive counseling and a variety of other services to find and keep their first, next or best job. Some of the many CAC services that can be accessed through OhioMeansJobs-Hancock County: Assistance with heating bills through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); Individual Development Accounts (Matched Savings Accounts) to save for a first home; Transportation provided by Hancock Area Transportation Services (HATS); The Head Start Program for early childhood development; Food Assistance through the Women’s Infants and Children’s Program (WIC); Home Repair & other Housing Assistance through the Housing Development Program; Home Weatherization Programs; Money Management and Life Skills training through the Pathways Program; Help Starting and managing a small business through the microenterprise loan program.
Blanchard Valley Center (BVC)
Blanchard Valley Center (BVC) provides specialized counseling and assistance through OhioMeansJobs-Hancock County for customers with physical, emotional or developmental barriers. BVC staff can deliver habilitative services which entail the development and implementation of a comprehensive individualized plan. This plan specifies realistic goals and objectives based on the unique interests and abilities of each customer. Each individualized plan includes helping participants obtain the positive work skills and behaviors needed to become a productive part of the workforce. BVC counselors can teach a variety of Adult Basic Education skills, such as money management, budgeting, pedestrian travel training, community awareness and customers may also have access to BVC job developments services. These services involve the marketing, procurement and development of community based training and employment sites.
Job Corps screener(s) complete assessments and may utilize testing services available from other Partners to determine appropriate vocational goals and objectives for low-income customers between the ages of 16 and 24, who are potentially eligible for their training services. All Job Corps training activities occur at one of 118 residential sites. These sites provide the broadest possible range of basic education and vocational training opportunities. The Job Corps screener may enroll eligible OhioMeansJobs-Hancock County customers, work with them to determine the appropriate course of study and arrange for placement in a Job Corps Training Center.
Century Health provides emotional wellness and recovery programs dealing with a range of mental health issues. All services can be accessed through the jobsolutions.net site. The focus of services is on employment and self-sufficiency. A Century Health counselor assists customers in the use of our resource rooms and other equipment and provides additional expert guidance and support whenever needed.
Millstream Career and Technology Center
David Danhoff, Director
Millstream Adult Workforce Education
1150 Broad Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 427-5422
Partner Overview: Millstream Career and Technology Center (CTC) provides short-term vocational education for a range of career paths. Millstream CTC educators and counselors are in the OhioMeansJobs Hancock County offices every week helping customers. Many of the adult vocational education courses offered at Millstream may be funded through OhioMeansJobs Hancock County administered Individual Training Accounts.
Northwest Community Corrections Center/Wood County Work Center
Jacob Bowman and Michael Crawford [email protected]
1740 East Gypsy Lane Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: (419) 354-7444
Fax: (419) 354-7445
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Partner Overview: Wood County Work Center is operated by the Northwest Community Correction Center and offers practical work experience training in a workshop environment. Besides learning work skills such as manufacturing sub-assembly, forklift operation, and industrial woodworking, individuals learn the team approach and valuable work ethics. Once trained, the Wood County Work Center assists individuals with job placements into full-time unsubsidized employment.
Deb Leal [email protected]
Rural Opportunities Incorporated
2-453-CO Road V
Liberty Center, OH 43532
Phone: (419) 875-6654
Fax: (419) 875-4010
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Partner Overview: PathStone is a multi-county, multi-funded nonprofit agency whose emphasis is on assisting migrant farm workers with their social service, educational, and employment needs. Programs include On-The-Job training, Classroom training, and Occupational Skills Training. Comprehensive social and family services education and prevention programs include Rape Prevention Education, At Risk Youth Intervention, Prenatal Education, and Pesticide Awareness. Staff members are bilingual and bicultural.
Janet Dannibale [email protected]
Dawn Coleman [email protected]
1819 Canton Street
Phone: (419) 241-1183 or (800) 624-8378
Fax: (419) 241-4510
Partner Overview: The Sight Center staff dedicates our efforts to providing clients with help and hope for continued independence when glasses, contacts, surgery or medication are no longer viable options. The Sight Center employs a full staff of professionals, including optometrists, certified low vision therapists, licensed social workers, certified orientation and mobility specialists, certified rehabilitation teachers and technology and computer specialists. Additionally, staff members who are visually impaired or blind provide direct support and real life experience in coping with the same daily challenges that clients face.
Precia Stuby [email protected]
Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board
438 Carnahan Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 424-1985
Fax: (419) 424-2037
Innovative Strategic Training Achieving Results
The iSTAR program is a grant funded program designed to train individuals for a new career pathway. Student participants receive the benefit of their accelerated education being grant funded, while employers who become partners in the program receive up to 50% of on the job training costs reimbursed. The iSTAR program career pathway model has been piloted at NSCC with employer partner Ruralogic in the past year (2010-2011) with over a 90% completion and hire success rate. iSTAR strengthens the established model with the addition of a broader employer base and Career Coaches to focus on the long-term unemployed in northwest Ohio.
Heidi Quirion (419) 294-4977, ext. 244
OMJ and Economic Development Partner Develop Resources to Help Employers Find Skilled Workers
Ohio Means Jobs Hancock is partnering with Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development to help employers find skilled workers for their job openings.
Ohio Means Jobs- Hancock offers several free business development