Sep
13
Our employees = our Staying Power

It’s not uncommon to meet someone who has worked for Hamilton County Job and Family Services for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years. In fact, we have 30 employees who have worked here more than three decades each. In a …

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Sep
10
Amnesty month brought in $25k

As part of Child Support awareness month in August, we again offered license amnesty. It was a chance for some people who owe child support to get their suspended licenses back if they paid a portion of their total child …

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Sep
10
September is Kinship Care Month

When we say a child is in kinship care, it means that when the child was no longer able to safely live with parents, a relative or a non-relative adult who has a bond with the child (maybe a teacher, …

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Aug
30
New Website Offers Resources for Ohio’s Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children: FosterAndAdopt.jfs.ohio.gov/kinship. “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home, but there are far too …

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Aug
28
Taking care of the caretakers

Trauma can have life-long consequences.    We see the effects every day: trauma from leaving home and family, trauma from abuse or neglect, trauma from a family member’s mental illness or substance use, trauma from living in poverty.   We never …

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Aug
28
Housing Applications accepted Sept 9-12

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority will accept pre-applications for its Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 wait list beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, September 9, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, September 12. Pre-applications will be accepted online only at www.waitlistcheck.com/OH2265.   …

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Aug
22
Hamilton County EMA Conducting Countywide Wireless Test September 4

Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first county-wide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. A test message reading: …

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Aug
19
Fatherhood Collaborative shares a success story and more resources

Members of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County heard about a father who obtained better education for his daughter with some help from collaborative leader Calvin Williams. They also learned of county efforts to help fathers and families with emergency …

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Aug
09
Local adoptive family featured by Good Morning America

BJ and Calena Durel’s story of adopting two girls while pregnant with twins, is making national news. The couple was featured this week on the Good Morning America website. The couple had been providing respite care (providing breaks for foster …

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Aug
08
New Program to Place Former Foster Children on a Path to Self-Sufficiency

GreenLight Fund Cincinnati and Hamilton County Job and Family Services are teaming up to bring First Place for Youth to Cincinnati. First Place for Youth is an innovative program aimed at helping foster children transition to adulthood using a youth-centered, …

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