Commissioners approve agreement to provide services for youth

BATAVIA, OH (Dec. 19, 2019) — More than 100 Clermont County youth from low-income families will continue to get support to help them stay in school and plan a career.

County Commissioners on Dec. 11 approved an agreement with Pressley Ridge for the provision of a Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program for a maximum of $695,000, effective for the period of Oct. 1-Sept. 30, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods. Pressley Ridge is expanding services formerly offered by EasterSeals TriState.

Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program is designed for youth ages 14 through 24 who may have some obstacle to success in education or employment. Pressley Ridge provides services to youth eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services based on family income and having a minor in the family.

Fourteen different services are offered, including:

“These services are offered throughout the county and typically can be addressed by meeting youth in or near their schools,” said Ted Groman, deputy director of OhioMeansJobs in Clermont County. “We also meet youth in local libraries or other public centers.”

Services are year-round with education being a large focus during the school year and work experience being a key service during summer break.

Eligibility for the program is conducted by Job and Family Services. Those interested may contact OhioMeansJobs Clermont for further information. (Currently, the county is at full capacity for services.)