Sep
18
It’s not too late to donate school supplies

HCJFS has an employee outreach group called COVE, which stands for Community Outreach Volunteer Effort. The group has “adopted” a nearby school, Rothenberg Preparatory Academy in Over-the-Rhine.

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Sep
15
Job and Family Services Planning Committee to meet

Hamilton County’s Job and Family Services Planning Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 222 E. Central Parkway in Room 6SE701.    

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Sep
14
Clifton Market is now a Produce Perks location

Produce Perks provides a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $10 — to customers who use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food cards to buy healthy fruits and vegetables.

Clifton Market, located at 319 Ludlow Ave. is a community-owned grocery store that stocks regionally-grown fruits and vegetables.

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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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Sep
07
Child support amnesty extended

Don’t forget – we extended our child support amnesty through September. Parents who have had their driver’s license or professional license suspended for not paying child support still have more time to get those licenses reinstated. Delinquent parents can have …

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Aug
31
Foster care providers and families crucial to our mission

 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has added his voice to the many calling for additional foster parents as our state struggles with an opioid epidemic. We appreciate his interest in helping us continue to increase the network of foster homes …

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Aug
31
Our offices will be closed Monday

Our offices will be closed Monday, September 4, and reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Aug
28
AT&T donates for HEMI scholarships

We are so thankful to AT&T for this money – $12,000 for scholarships for teens in foster care. The company has been an ongoing supporter of HEMI, a partnership between HCJFS, the University of Cincinnati and other entities that works …

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Aug
24
DeWine calls need for foster parents “crisis of immense proportions”

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new $1 million fund for recruitment of foster families, calling the lack of enough safe homes a tragedy and a “crisis of immense proportions.” More than 15,000 kids were in foster care …

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Aug
23
Getting kids ready for adoption

We spend a lot of time and effort looking for families for our kids in care. But it’s also important to get them, while they wait for that forever match, ready for adoption. So we hold Adoption Readiness events for …

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