Jan
23
Social Security website can help small businesses

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the 28.8 million small businesses in the United States represent 99.7% of all U.S. businesses, and employ 56.8 million people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, …

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Jan
22
Social Security expanding field office hours

As of January 8, field offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can find the closest field office to you using our field office …

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Jan
17
Our offices will be closed Monday

The agency will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The third Monday of January is designated as a federal holiday to commemorate the civil rights leader’s birthday and celebrate his legacy. He was …

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Jan
15
We helped with a record number of adoptions last year – 259

Hamilton County Job and Family Services helped facilitate a record number of adoptions last year – 259. That’s 259 kids now living with loving, permanent families. And it’s 25 percent increase over the 207 adoptions we counted in 2018.   …

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Jan
13
Project Lift aims to help families escape poverty

Project Lift is a unique public/private partnership designed to support Hamilton County families on a journey to self-sufficiency. The goal is to reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. Project Lift, which has helped 455 Hamilton County families since launching in …

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Jan
02
2019 sets groundwork for even greater 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and look ahead to the new year, I am very excited about what JFS has accomplished and where it is headed. Last year started off a bit rocky with a partial government shutdown, but …

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Dec
27
14,000 food assistance recipients visit Cincinnati Museum Center in first year of discount program

The Cincinnati Museum Center’s “Museum for All” program served more than 14,000 food assistance recipients since November 2018. Through a partnership with JFS, Museum for All offers discounted membership or admission at the Center’s three museums to those participating in …

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Dec
27
Kinship program helps hundreds of families in first six months

More than 400 kinship families were helped this year by a new kinship stipend program.  JFS launched the program in June to help Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody.  The kinship stipend …

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Dec
23
Child support payment dates for holidays

Due to the Christmas Holiday, payments posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 will be disbursed on Thursday, December 26, 2019. December month end processing will begin Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM. SETS will become unavailable at that time. …

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Dec
20
Scam targeting food assistance recipients

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has learned of a potential scam targeting recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Some SNAP recipients have been connected to a fraudulent customer service number and were asked to provide a …

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