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Comprehensive Resources

state resource

Ohio Bridges

Bridges is a voluntary program open to young adults who left foster care in Ohio at ages 18, 19 or 20 and who are in school, working, in an employment program, or have a medical condition that prevents them from going to school or working. The program provides guidance and support as they shift to adulthood.

urgent family assistance

PRC Assistance (Prevention, Retention and Contingency)

Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program in Ohio offers work supports and other services to help low-income families with urgent needs. The goal is to help families take care of themselves, or be self-sufficient.

complaint investigation

Youth and Family Ombudsmen Office

The office investigates and resolves concerns and complaints submitted by or on behalf of children and families involved with public children services agencies, Title IV-E agencies, or private provider agencies.

Health Resources

health care

Equitas Health

Equitas Health’s mission is to be the gateway to good health for those at risk of or affected by HIV; for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community; and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.

health coverage

Ohio Department of Medicaid

Medicaid is a low cost health coverage program. You can receive Medicaid through the Former Foster Care Youth program. Check your eligibility and find more information on the state's website.

Education & Employment Resources

education

Ohio ETV (Education Training Vouchers)

The Ohio Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides financial, academic, and human support for young adults who’ve left the foster care system and are enrolled in qualified colleges, universities, or vocational education programs.

employment

Ohio Means Jobs

Find a job, learn career skills, meet the requirements of your government benefits, and more on OhioMeansJobs.com

education & employment

CCMEP (Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program)

CCMEP is Ohio’s employment program for young adults (ages 14-24), and can help you train for your dream career!

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