The Center for Community Solutions, a non-profit and non-partisan think tank based in Cleveland Ohio, released Human Services 101: A Straightforward Guide to the Social Services in Ohio in June 2016. This guide provides comprehensive and easy to understand information on social service systems (such as employment and literacy, health care, food assistance, children’s services, and others) that support Ohioans, and details the impact of social services on many communities in Ohio.
Income support services that provide cash assistance to families in need, such as Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF), is just one of the several social services available to children and families across the country. The impact of social services often goes unnoticed or misunderstood. The services explored in this guide support children, women, job seekers, the disabled, the elderly and many more. By describing the wide impact of social services on Ohio’s communities, this guide illustrates how social services affect all Ohioans by proving that they are a critical component to the stability and success of Ohio’s families.
Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC (ACS) is a proud partner to organizations that support social services, such as A Place 4 Me, a initiative to end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County Ohio; the City of Little Rock Arkansas, which is now implementing their Master Plan for Children, Youth, and Families; and the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health, which builds professional capacity and partnerships that support policies which are in the best interest of infants, young children and their families. We understand how social services impact our communities and families, and work to strengthen that impact through our clients and partners.