Apr
01
Three weeks in

It’s been 22 days since Governor DeWine initially declared a state of emergency in Ohio. While there were things happening related to the coronavirus prior to that, that March 9 declaration began to really change our world. We began limiting …

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Apr
02
Drive-thru in a SNAP

Ohio residents who receive food assistance can now shop online and pick up groceries in their cars. Federal rules say SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits cannot be used for food delivery. But retailers are no longer required to submit …

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Apr
02
Nonprofit? Learn how to apply for federal help

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is encouraging nonprofits and business partners to apply for funding from the Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic …

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Mar
16
State issues guidance on unemployment during COVID-19

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is instructing Ohio employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to share the following mass lay-off number with their employees to speed the processing of unemployment benefits: …

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Mar
16
JFS pledges support through COVID-19 Crisis

Dear JFS Family, As our county struggles with the effects of COVID-19, JFS is doing everything it can to help. This is exactly why our agency exists. Throughout our nearly 75-year history, we have time and time again come through …

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Mar
11
Coronavirus: We’re preparing, not panicking

Interim Director Tim McCartney, along with Hamilton County administrators, continues to closely monitor the rapidly evolving Coronavirus information and take precautionary measures. Employees are being asked to conduct as much business as possible online or over the phone and to …

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Mar
04
It’s a new day at JFS – take a look at our video

We’re excited about our new branding. Not just because the colors are bright, but because we feel the look and feel better conveys the positive work JFS has been doing in Hamilton County for 75 years. It’s true: We support …

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Mar
04
Hamilton County Job and Family Services Launches New Brand: Supporting Families and Changing Lives

Hamilton County Job and Family Services has re-branded, focusing its messaging on the heart of what it does: supporting families and changing lives. Established in 1947, JFS helped Hamilton County families and children for nearly 75 years. The agency protects …

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Mar
04
Leaving on a high note: JFS launches new brand highlighting life-changing work

I write today with mixed feelings. This is my last column as director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. If you don’t know, I will soon join the United Way of Greater Cincinnati as CEO. I am sad to …

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Feb
28
Celebrating Black History Month

As Black History Month draws to a close, some of our staff gathered for a photo in front of our building to honor the history and contributions made to our community and our organization. 

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