Your Job Will Take You Places

We Can Help Provide the Resources to Keep You Headed in the Right Direction

The Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC) program helps individuals and families residing in Richland County overcome immediate employment-related barriers. 

Learn How To Apply Today

Financial Assistance

About PRC

PRC helps families residing in Richland County overcome immediate employment-related barriers. The goal is to help families achieve or maintain self-sufficiency. 

Who Qualifies?

To be considered for PRC services:

    • Program applicants must be at least 18 years old, have at least one dependent minor child residing in the home, and meet income requirements.
    • The individual applying for assistance must be gainfully employed, have an employment offer, or be meeting Ohio Works First (OWF) work requirements.

What may be provided?


  • Uniforms, tools, and other hardware needed for individuals to maintain employment


  • Uniforms, books, equipment, and licensure costs related to employment

What Do You Need to Apply for PRC Benefits?

    • Complete Application
    • Submit copies of four consecutive paystubs (if paid weekly) or two consecutive pay stubs (if paid bi-weekly)
    • Copies of Social Security cards for all members of the household
    • A 3-day eviction notice for rent assistance
    • A foreclosure letter for mortgage assistance
    • A utility disconnect notice for assistance with utilities
    • A copy of a valid driver's license, proof of current car insurance, and proof of current vehicle registration if requesting assistance with car repairs


Find out more about program enrollment and benefits.

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Contact Us for More Information

Contact Us

Apply for the PRC program today.

Request a Prevention Retention & Contingency (PRC) Application

To get started, please fill out the quick questions below. We'll provide you with a link to additional resources and a fillable program application.

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Ways to Apply

Request Financial Assistance by following these steps:

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Fill out the Online Document

Your online application will be submitted and sent automatically to the appropriate office.


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Return Application by Mail

Pick up or print out a copy of the application, then:

    • Email: to
    • Fax: 419-774-5380
    • Mail or Dropbox: 
      Richland County Job & Family Services
      171 Park Ave East
      Mansfield, OH 44902
submit application in person

Submit Application in Person

Applications are taken:
    • Monday 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Tuesday 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Wednesday 8:00am - 3:30pm
    • Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm

Richland County Job & Family Services
183 Park Ave. East
Mansfield, OH 44902







Phone: 419-774-5400 
Fax: 419-774-0051
Hours of Operation: Monday‑Friday
Call Center Hours: Monday‑Friday
8:00am - 3:30pm


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