May
17
Dads and moms needed for the HCJFS team

We are recruiting fathers and mothers to participate with HCJFS staff in a series of meetings aimed at helping JFS better engage and serve fathers. To achieve our goal, we need involvement and input from our community’s fathers and mothers. …

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May
14
Hamilton County Medicaid resource guide for consumers

The quickest and easiest way to apply or renew health care benefits is to call 1-844-640-OHIO (6446) Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. You may also apply online at www.benefits.ohio.gov.  There, you will answer a series of questions …

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May
14
Quick option for benefit information

A new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service is now available 24 hours a day. Simply call 1-844-640-OHIO (6446) and follow the instructions. You’ll be able to: Hear your benefits status (monthly recurring benefit amounts and/or Medicaid status) Sign up for …

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May
10
HCJFS Team honored with county award

Members of HCJFS’ Workforce Development team received an award today for an innovative partnership to help food assistance recipients find work. County Administrator Jeff Aluotto presented the “Team Impact” award as part of Hamilton County’s 2018 Circle of Excellence. The team was also honored Wednesday at the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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May
08
At 18, Breauna gets her forever family

Breauna was adopted as an infant, but returned to county custody when she was 12. She’s been in foster care ever since with Mary and Roger Dennis and their five other children. When she turned 18 last year, She began …

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May
03
Foster parents can share photos

Foster parents and kinship parents: JFS has a new tool to collect pictures of children so we can document their life in life books. The tool provides a safe and secure way for you to upload photos that will attach …

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May
02
Discounts available for SNAP recipients

With the weather warming outside and the children’s museum set to reopen in a few days, it’s a good time to remind Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) recipients that there are discounts available to them for some of Cincinnati’s most popular things to do:

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May
02
Positive feedback makes our day!

 We received wonderful feedback in an email this week that I would like to share! “Hello, I couldn’t find anywhere else to submit this feedback but I REALLY wanted to. Hopefully this gets to the right person. “D. Arlinghaus is …

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May
02
Child Support Division helps father succeed

The father was “broken” when he reached out to the HCJFS Child Support division. The 42-year-old father of three was unemployed, had a criminal conviction on his record and had failed to graduate from high school. But he wanted to do right by his two young sons, ages 11 and 7.

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May
01
OMJ helps woman get settled in Cincinnati

In the middle of April, a woman came into the OhioMeansJobs center seeking assistance. She explained that she had just come from South Carolina with $25 in her pocket and was currently staying with a friend. She was very distraught and explained that she had left her son with relatives until she could get settled in Cincinnati.

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