Through its partnerships with community organizations and state and federal government agencies, Brown County provides a number of services to families and individuals in need of assistance. These services range from food assistance, cash assistance, and child care subsidies to child support enforcement, job training, and access to medical care.

  • The Food Assistance program is designed to raise nutritional levels, to expand buying power and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals and families whose gross monthly income is within 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline.
  • The Brown County Public Children Services Agency administers local adoption assistance, foster care services, and child welfare intervention programs. The agency strives to reunify children with their families when possible, or find other permanent living arrangements for them when they cannot safely return home.
  • County Departments of Job and Family Services provide Adult Protective Services to the elderly who are in danger of harm, unable to protect themselves, and/or have no one to assist them.
  • Ohio offers a variety of assistance programs to give those with limited resources access to basic medical care. The most comprehensive of these is Medicaid, the federally funded, state-administered program that reimburses doctors and health-care facilities for providing services to eligible individuals with low income.
  • Waiver programs allow people on Medicaid with disabilities to receive care in their homes and communities instead of in nursing homes.