Ohio Works First (OWF)

A program that gives cash assistance to families with children that have low income and limited resources. Ohio Works First (OWF) is sometimes called Welfare-to-Work and you may also hear it called by its federal name, TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).

To apply for Ohio Works First (OWF):

Using the combined application form, you can also apply for Medicaid and Food Assistance at the same time.

View the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Ohio Works First (OWF) fact sheet.