Sep
24
Getting a jump on the holidays

Christmas will be here before we know it and we all tend to get so busy in December. So we’re starting now to gather donated gifts and gift cards, with some special attention this year to kinship families and our kids in Independent Living. With our numbers growing, we will be trying to provide some holiday cheer to more kids than we ever have before.

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May
14
Quick option for benefit information

A new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service is now available 24 hours a day. Simply call 1-844-640-OHIO (6446) and follow the instructions. You’ll be able to: Hear your benefits status (monthly recurring benefit amounts and/or Medicaid status) Sign up for …

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Apr
23
April Job and Family Services Planning Committee meeting rescheduled

  Hamilton County’s Job and Family Services Planning Committee has postponed its April 27 meeting to 10 a.m. on May 18 at 222 E. Central Parkway, room 6SE701. The meeting of community stakeholders is open to the public.

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Sep
11
An in-depth look at heroin in Cincinnati

It’s a little after sunrise on the first day of another week, and Cincinnati is waking up again with a heroin problem. So is Covington. And Middletown. And Norwood. And Hamilton. And West Chester Township. And countless other cities and towns across Ohio and Kentucky.

This particular week, July 10 through 16, will turn out to be unexceptional by the dreary standards of what has become the region’s greatest health crisis.

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Aug
17
Attention Food Card Users

Conduent, the Ohio Direction Card vendor, has notified the state of Ohio that there is card outage because of a hardware issue at the company. Clients who receive food assistance cannot use their cards for purchases at this time. The company …

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Jul
06
Financial Empowerment Makes a Stop at JFS

Do you need help with understanding credit, saving or budgeting? Questions about home ownership or your credit report? All that and more will be available when the Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile makes a stop at JFS on Friday, July …

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Jun
29
Check Out Our New Look

We’ve freshened up our site. The new, simplified look was designed to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

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May
01
May Is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio, and Hamilton County Job & Family Services is spreading the word that “Fraud Costs All of Us.” HCJFS is launching a social media campaign with examples of how fraud costs the public, and the punishment those who commit fraud may face.

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Apr
03
Next 30 Minutes Campaign Focuses on Child Abuse Prevention

Every 30 minutes, a child is abused or neglected in Ohio.  This April, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund is encouraging all of us to take steps to prevent abuse in neglect with the hashtag #inTheNext30Minutes.    What can you do? …

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Feb
14
Read the Update

February’s HCJFS Update features information about our historic need for foster parents as well as free tax help and workshops for people with criminal records who are looking for work.  You can sign up for HCJFS Update emails and view …

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