Lucas County: Ohio Works First (OWF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAPET)
Individual receiving cash and/or food assistance may be eligible for services that will help with building skills for preparing, searching and maintaining employment. Services include but are not limited to:
Work Experience Program (WEP) - WEP is gaining work experience in a public, private-non-profit or private-for-profit organization without pay. WEP ensures participants become familiar with workplace expectations while they exhibit work behaviors and attitudes necessary to compete successfully in the labor market.
Job Searching/Readiness Activities - Participants are encouraged to utilize Ohio Means Jobs-Lucas County for assistance finding employment.
Education and Training
OWF-Ohio Works First (cash assistance) is temporary assistance available to families. Families receive assistance by spending a minimum of 20 to 35 hours per week (depending on circumstances) in an assignment that will help them prepare and gain self-sufficiency.
SNAPET-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (food assistance) is assistance available to able bodied adults without dependents. Participants receive assistance by spending a minimum of 20 hours per week in an assignment that will help them prepare and gain self-sufficiency.