Mar
20
She tried to sell food “stamps” on Facebook, then this happened

A Hamilton County woman who tried to get some Christmas cash by selling her food benefits ended up losing those benefits for a year.

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Mar
06
New Date for Planning Committee to Discuss Title XX Plan

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services Planning Committee will discuss the agency’s Title XX plan at its quarterly meeting on April 21. This hearing is open to the public and provides the opportunity for residents to discuss the county’s …

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Feb
28
The Numbers and Dollars of Local Medicaid

The expanded Medicaid program is a frequent topic of discussion as our nation and state look toward the future on health care.

Whatever is decided, it will be our responsibility to implement it.

As a point of reference, we currently have more than 231,000 county residents in the Medicaid program and we spent $1,760,215,299 last year on delivering health care to Medicaid recipients.

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Feb
24
Patton praised for collaboration effort

Michael Patton, HCJFS’s chief child support officer, is being praised by the Ohio Child Support Director’s Association Board for his work on software that helped automate processes and save employees time.

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Feb
23
Youth Culture Conference offers learning opportunities

Professionals who work with youth and those they serve are invited to a workshop on March 27 to engage and hear the voices of youth.

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Feb
23
Ohio Means Jobs offers tax preparation

Ohio Means Jobs, 1916 Central Parkway, will host United Way tax preparers again this year. They will be at OMJ every Saturday through April 15.

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Feb
16
Help US #bring40back

New statistics show that Hamilton County has more than 1,100 children in certified foster care – the most in at least 20 years. Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services, is calling for help.

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Feb
14
Read the Update

February’s HCJFS Update features information about our historic need for foster parents as well as free tax help and workshops for people with criminal records who are looking for work.  You can sign up for HCJFS Update emails and view …

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Feb
03
Workshops for Finding Employment with a Criminal Record

Talbert House, OMJ Cincinnati-Hamilton County and Talbert House are offering workshops, starting Feb. 14 to help people with criminal records find work.

The workshops will be held at the North Central Library Branch from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays and at the Mt. Healthy Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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Jan
31
We Need Foster Parents

We currently have more than 1,100 children in certified foster care. This might be the highest number in JFS history, certainly within the past 20 years.

On any given day, we have more than 2,100 children in custody. In addition to the 1,100 children in certified foster homes, the remaining 1,000 are children living with relatives or family friends, teenagers living on their own and preparing for life after foster care, or children living in residential centers, group homes or medical facilities.

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