Child Support is money required by law to be paid by one parent to another to help cover the costs of raising their children.
Food Assistance helps families stretch their food budgets to buy healthy food. Also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program may be available to both families and individuals who qualify.
Medicaid (medical assistance) provides health care coverage to families who may not otherwise have access to health care. Medicaid may cover part of the cost of visits to the doctor, nursing home care and home health care.
Child Care services are available to eligible parents who are either working or in school, to help cover part of the cost of child care for their children. Parents are able to pick a child care provider that meets their …
Cash assistance, also known as Ohio Works First, is temporary assistance available to families to help them pay for immediate needs while the adults of the family prepare for and search for jobs. While receiving assistance, families spend a minimum …
The Children’s Services Division works with families to help keep Hamilton County children safe. Children’s Services operates the 241-KIDS hotline, provides services to help families and, when necessary, places children who cannot be safe in their own homes into temporary …
The Workforce Development unit helps Hamilton County residents join the workforce and move up the economic ladder.
Hamilton County Adult Protective Services operates 421-LIFE, the 24-hour hotline for reporting abuse and neglect (by self or others) of Hamilton County adult residents. Hamilton County Job and Family Services works to: Identify risks to the safety and well-being of …
Child Tax Credit Details
• Credit amount increased – from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under age 6, and $3,000 for children 6-17 years old (previously credit was only given up to age 16).
• Credit amount will be made through advance payments in 2021, starting in July, to allow struggling families the benefit of the financial assistance now, instead of waiting until 2022.
We are here to help Hamilton County families and children to a better place in life. We work hard today so they can have better tomorrows.
We can help with food, cash and medical assistance; publicly funded child care; child and adult protection; child support case management; and employment assistance.
If you have concerns about how your case is being handled or you are confused about our policies, we are here to help you.
Here's a way to help foster children make college visits, provide toiletries or toys to abused children and aid low-income families with needs beyond job assistance, food and medical care.
April 20, 2023
Keeping kids safe is one of the most important things we do. It’s critical work for the people of Hamilton County. To do this important work, we need caseworkers. It’s not the job for everyone, we understand that. But it’s …
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