The department is a resource center for the students of the Jasper County School District. The resources include various health, wellness and behavioral services; truancy prevention; education for the homebound, home schooling and homeless students; school resource officers; and assistance to those seeking alternative educational programs.
In one interview using the Benefit Bank, clients can complete applications for: Medicaid ( including the Children’s Health Insurance Program) (CHIP), Low Income Subsidy (LIS) (Rx Assistance), State and Federal taxes (refunds returned within 10 days or less), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly food stamps) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Voter Registration, and more.
The department provides the following Programs:
Medicaid Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services Youth Counseling
Medical and Mental Health Services Wellness and Behavioral Services
Truancy Intervention/Prevention Homebound Services
Home School Application Homeless Family Assistance
Project LEAD (Middle School Male) Program School Resource Officers
Alternative Educational Programs information New Model Me Club (Elementary
IAMR (I AM RESPONSIBLE- Middle/High) Program Community Clothing Closet
The Benefit Bank