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Ohio Workforce Training & Adult Education

The University System of Ohio’s network of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs and Adult Workforce Education (AWE) centers serve the state’s adult population—including non-traditional students who left high school early, high school graduates who need additional skills before enrolling in college, working adults who wish to pursue post-secondary credentials, and employers that want to invest in their workers through customized training. More information is available at:

Ohio State University Extension

As part of the of the national Extension initiative, Managing in Tough Times (MITT), Ohio State University Extension provides Financial Crisis resources for families, individuals, businesses, as well as farm and ranch related financial information. Facing a Furlough: Developing a Plan and Deciding Which Bills to Pay First are two of the featured articles. 
Ohioline, principally produced by Ohio State University Extension offers bulletins and fact sheets on a wide array of subjects such as In Over Your Head: Life Saving Strategies for Financial Crisis and Cooking for One or Two. Ohioans can find research based information on yards and gardens, families, youth, food, and other topics.
Department of Job and Family Services
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services offers a wide range of assistance. Many of which are listed within the Find Help in Tough Times categories. An overview of their services is available for download in the Rapid Response brochure.  You can order additional copies of the brochures at: