Emergency Aid

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Emergency Aid for Needy Families

The Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program helps families overcome immediate barriers to self-sufficiency. Benefits and services are for unemployed, temporarily unemployed (furloughed) and low-income employed families or individuals in need of short-term help during a crisis. You do not have to be receiving any other type of public assistance to receive PRC. 

What services can PRC cover?

  • Rent/mortgage
  • Automobile repairs
  • Utilities
  • Home repairs
  • Emergency shelter
  • Tools, equipment for employment
  • License and testing fees
  • Uniforms for work or school
  • Employment related services

Who may be eligible?

  • Needy families with minor children
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-custodial parents of minor children (Montgomery County residents not living in same household as child, cooperating with Child Support Enforcement Agency)

Verifications needed:

  • ID for the applicant
  • Documentation regarding your emergency
  • Verification of all income within 30 days of application
  • Verification of all monthly expenses
  • Child support documents or proof that child is in your household
  • Proof of residency
  • Social security numbers for all household members

All PRC recipients must be within Federal Poverty Level guidelines.

Family Size

                   Monthly Income at 200 % of                     Federal Poverty Level for 2021

















* Applies to pregnant applicants only

How to apply

We are currently doing phone interviews for PRC. You can request an application be sent to you by mail or by email. To request one, email mcdjfs@jfs.ohio.gov or call 844-640-6446 and follow the prompts to reach customer service.