Jun
13
Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services Wins Two 2014 National Achievement Awards from National Association of Counties

Hamilton County Job and Family Services was awarded two 2014  achievement awards from the National Association of Counties for innovative programs that contribute to and enhance county government. The association recognized nearly 500 programs nationwide, but only seven in Ohio: …

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May
16
Farmers’ Markets Offer Incentives for Those Using Food Assistance Card

Six local farmers’ markets are now participating in a new program that will provide incentives to our consumers who use their food assistance card to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. Healthy eating is important. Too often, people living on a …

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Nov
01
Food Assistance Amounts Will Change in November

Just a friendly reminder that the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits ended today and Hamilton County food assistance recipients will see a reduction in their monthly allotment. The amount of your reduction will …

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Feb
05
A Thank You to This Agency’s Important Partners

For my most recent column in Update, our community e-newsletter, I expanded on my last blog post. My goal was to thank all of those who partner with us and ask nothing in return. I could not mention everyone, but …

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Jan
18
Closed for MLK Day

Our offices will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day. We will open again on Tuesday. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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Jan
03
Special Edition of Update Tells You How to do Business with Us

We produced a special edition of our Update community newsletter that details the best and fastest ways to do business with us. You can also read my column on our renewed commitment to customer service. Here’s the link. While you …

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Dec
21
Retiring Employees will be Missed

Changes in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System will result in the retirement of more employees than usual this year. Come Dec. 31, we will have lost more than a dozen employees with a combined total of about 400 years …

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Dec
11
Operational Changes

Just a reminder on a couple of changes hitting our agency this week: Effective today, the Child Support cashier’s window has moved from 800 Broadway to the third floor of our main building, 222 E. Central Parkway. With the number …

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Oct
03
Rising Number of Food Assistance Recipients Grabbing Attention

Did you know one in six Hamilton County residents now receives food assistance? Hopefully, if you follow our agency, you do. We have made a point of keeping people educated on this growing trend. The Cincinnati Enquirer published an article recently …

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Aug
27
Keeping Good Company

Cincy Magazine has named me a finalist for the Athena Award and I am very honored to be in the company of a great group of women who have been recognized for their professional excellence.  The award recognizes women who have …

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