Mar
20
Job and Family Services Planning Committee to meet March 29

Hamilton County’s Job and Family Services Planning Committee will meet Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 222 E. Central Parkway in Room 6SE701.

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Mar
20
Public hearing on agency’s Title XX plan

Hamilton County Job and Family Services will hold a public hearing on the agency’s Title XX plan on March 29.  Title XX is a flexible federal funding source. HCJFS receives through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services through …

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Mar
18
Family and Adult Assistance unit reduces backlog

In early 2014, the Ohio Department of Medicaid worked with the counties to convert all the active Medicaid cases in the state to a new eligibility system called Ohio Benefits Worker Portal. With this conversion came a lot of new …

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Mar
15
County job-training program puts Cincinnati man in the driver’s seat

  With help from Hamilton County Job & Family Services, Obadiah Cheatham went from searching for a decent job to fielding offers from several employers. You might say HCJFS put him in the driver’s seat. Obadiah Cheatham, and two of …

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Mar
11
Author and actor donates books and toys to foster kids

New York-based author and actor Brandon T. Snider was back in his hometown of Cincinnati recently when a video of a child in foster care caught his eye. “Makayla had such a bright, curious spirit. She was bursting with energy …

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Mar
07
Foster Parents, don’t forget about our photo tool

Foster parents and kinship parents: Don’t forget that JFS has a 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 …

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Mar
04
Transforming child welfare in the 21st Century

 Later this month, a group of child welfare leaders from around the nation will meet in Arlington, Va., to discuss a vision for the 21st Century Child Welfare System. I am very excited to have received an invite to that, …

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Mar
04
HCJFS data program gains national attention

A system HCJFS helped build to improve access to health records for kids in foster care is being talked about around the country. The project, a confidential data-sharing program between children’s services and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center called IDENTITY, …

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Feb
28
Computer Coop March Monitor Madness: Computers starting at $150

Do you need a computer? The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is selling all monitors for $5 with purchase of a computer system in March.  The Cooperative refurbishes high quality donated computers, installs free, licensed Microsoft Office software, then sells the computers at …

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Feb
26
Health fair for foster children

The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) is hosting a health and wellness fair for Hamilton County foster youth in high school and beyond.  The fair will be held in the UC Campus Recreation Center on Saturday, March 9, from 11 …

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