Mar
23
Title XX Public Hearing April 28, 2023

Title XX is a flexible federal funding source that Hamilton County Job and Family Services receives through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) based on an annual allocation. This allocated money is used in the operation of …

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Mar
09
Applying for benefits just got easier

I have some great news for people who need to fill out a form for us. Just this week, we launched electronic signatures. That means clients can apply for our programs online and sign their applications electronically. This applies to …

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Feb
27
Honoring our female leaders for Women’s History Month

A few weeks ago in this space I told you about all our Black History Month content and how we are sending daily emails to staff, highlighting Black leaders, entertainers and business people nationally and locally. When March begins next …

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Feb
24
JFS and W. E. B. Du Bois connection found

“An incredible discovery” The 75th anniversary of Hamilton County Job and Family Services intersected with Black History Month this week. A letter from Frederick A. Breyer, the first JFS director, to Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois was found and …

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Jan
16
Director marks first year at the helm

This week, I mark my first year as director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. It has been a busy year, to say the least. But also a very fulfilling one. I’m proud of many things we accomplished this …

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Jan
06
75 years have passed, yet our mission remains constant

We’re celebrating a milestone at JFS this year – our 75th anniversary.  On Jan. 1, 1948, JFS was born from a consolidation of several social-service offices run by the city and county. At that time it was called the Hamilton …

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Jan
03
Celebrating our 75th anniversary

Happy New Year! We’re excited to announce that 2023 brings our 75th anniversary. We have helped millions of Hamilton County residents since our start on Jan. 1, 1948. Since then, the mission of HCJFS has grown and broadened to include …

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Dec
24
Holiday memories motivate us

One of my most cherished holiday memories is of spending time with my father on Christmas morning, playing with the electric race tracks I got for Christmas. We played for what seemed like hours then, racing cars over and over. …

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Nov
17
Looking for a special job candidate

JFS has many job openings, but this one’s a little different. We’d love to hire someone who personally experienced the child welfare system. This is a project manager job for someone who has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by …

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Nov
02
Watch live Friday as we help give seven children forever families

One of our favorite days of the year is coming up Friday – Adoption Day. It’s our celebration of National Adoption Month.  On this year’s Adoption Day, Nov. 4, we’ll celebrate seven children permanently united with their adoptive families. These …

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