Muskingum County JFS closes lobby


By Christine Holmes, News Director

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Muskingum County Job and Family Services, including Human Services, Child Support and Ohio Means Jobs, is temporarily closing its lobby to the public. 

All services will still be provided but must be conducted over the phone or online. 

Phone numbers and websites for assistance are listed below:

  • To apply for public assistance — 1-844-640-6446 or
  • To report changes for existing public assistance, apply for childcare, PRC or medical transportation — (740) 454-0261 or
  • Electronic verification and other communications can be sent to
  • To contact Ohio Means Jobs in Muskingum County — (740) 454-6211 or
  • For Ohio unemployment compensation — 1-877-644-6562 or
  • Child support — (740) 455-7146,, or via the drive-thru at 1830 East Pike in Zanesville 
  • For information on human services agencies, food and shelter providers, special services for seniors, childcare resources and county and city information — Call 211 or 1-800-544-1601