Feb
19
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returns

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County returned this week after a two-year hiatus. The inaugural version of the Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative operated from 2012 to 2016. Building on that good work, Hamilton County Job and Family …

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Feb
12
March food benefits now coming early

Food assistance recipients will receive a portion of their March benefits early, on Feb. 22. They will receive the rest of their March benefits on their regular March load date.  This is NEW information. As a result of the February …

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Feb
11
It’s time to #FosterLove

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and we want to remind you to share your love. Forget about roses and all thinks pink and red. We want you to think about the love our kids in foster care need – …

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Feb
11
Office closed Monday, Feb. 18.

Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, in honor of Presidents’ Day.  We will reopen regular hours on Tuesday, February 19. 

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Feb
08
Prevention/Retention/Contingency (PRC) program growing

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) PRC team is expanding again. Just a few short months ago the PRC team consisted of three staff members which grew to five and will expand to seven staff during February. Additional …

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Jan
31
Street Reach can help homeless people escape the cold.

Colder temperatures can be deadly for those with no place to stay. Strategies to End Homelessness has created an easy way to get help if you see a person in need of shelter.  The Street Reach app is available for …

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Jan
29
Where to get warm during extreme cold in Hamilton County

With the weather expected to drop to dangerously cold temperatures this week, it is important for residents to be prepared and know where they can go to get out of the cold. If residents are in need of a place …

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Jan
28
Selling stamps? We’re watching.

The early disbursement of food benefits for February has resulted in an increase in illegal sales of benefits. We have noticed and we are paying attention. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Others are too, and sharing images with us.  Selling …

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Jan
28
Hamilton County launches food drive to mitigate shutdown impact

Hamilton County Commissioners today announced a county-wide Food and Fund Drive to stock the Freestore Foodbank so it can be ready to help local pantries with an expected surge in food assistance requests during February and March. 100,000 Hamilton County …

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Jan
28
OhioMeansJobs Center phone lines down

External calls to the OhioMeansJobs Center are not going through. Cincinnati Bell is working on resolving the issue. Thank you for your patience.

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