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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Feb
25
HCJFS employees volunteer to help teachers

HCJFS COVE, Community Outreach Volunteer Effort, members recently helped out at Crayons to Computers, which provides supplies to teachers at no cost. Cove is a voluntary group of HCJFS Employees who serve the community at least once each month.  Sandi …

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Feb
19
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returns

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County returned this week after a two-year hiatus. The inaugural version of the Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative operated from 2012 to 2016. Building on that good work, Hamilton County Job and Family …

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Feb
12
March food benefits now coming early

Food assistance recipients will receive a portion of their March benefits early, on Feb. 22. They will receive the rest of their March benefits on their regular March load date.  This is NEW information. As a result of the February …

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Feb
11
It’s time to #FosterLove

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and we want to remind you to share your love. Forget about roses and all thinks pink and red. We want you to think about the love our kids in foster care need – …

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Feb
11
Office closed Monday, Feb. 18.

Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, in honor of Presidents’ Day.  We will reopen regular hours on Tuesday, February 19. 

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Feb
08
Prevention/Retention/Contingency (PRC) program growing

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) PRC team is expanding again. Just a few short months ago the PRC team consisted of three staff members which grew to five and will expand to seven staff during February. Additional …

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Feb
01
Government shutdown produces community support

 We are fortunate our country’s government shutdown is over. As I write this, there is still a threat of another shutdown in mid-February, but we remain fully operational and have not been informed of any change to our programs or …

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Jan
31
Street Reach can help homeless people escape the cold.

Colder temperatures can be deadly for those with no place to stay. Strategies to End Homelessness has created an easy way to get help if you see a person in need of shelter.  The Street Reach app is available for …

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Jan
29
Where to get warm during extreme cold in Hamilton County

With the weather expected to drop to dangerously cold temperatures this week, it is important for residents to be prepared and know where they can go to get out of the cold. If residents are in need of a place …

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