Protecting your food assistance cards

With the holidays nearing, it’s a good time to remind our consumers to be careful with their food assistance cards. We are still seeing quite a bit of benefits lost to sophisticated fraud schemes. You might have seen our Guard …

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Child support payment dates for holidays

Due to the Christmas Holiday, payments posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 will be disbursed on Thursday, December 26, 2019. December month end processing will begin Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM. SETS will become unavailable at that time. …

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Child Support Amnesty Offers Delinquent Parents Chance to Reinstate Licenses

Parents who have had their driver’s license or professional license suspended for not paying child support have the chance of reinstatement this month as Hamilton County Job and Family Services celebrates national Child Support Awareness Month with an offer of …

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden offering discounted tickets to food assistance recipients

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering discounted tickets and season passes to community members who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The Zoo Access for All program encourages families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit the zoo by showing their SNAP card and a photo ID to receive discounted tickets.

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New Child Support Payment Cards to be Issued by July 1, Current Cards Discontinued after Balance Hits $0

Participants in Ohio’s Child Support program will soon receive new payment cards with perks that include an app for checking balance and transaction history. The new smiONE Visa cards will be issued prior to July 1, replacing e-QuickPay Debit Mastercards. …

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Child Support Payment Card Changing

Child Support Consumers: Your e-QuickPay cards are being discontinued! You must verify or update your address to receive the new payment cards, which will begin mailing June 21. Please act now! Visit the child support portal,, or call Hamilton …

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We’re looking for employers to provide summer jobs

CCMEP’s Summer Youth Employment Program is seeking local employers to serve as work sites for our customers. We are looking for sites that can provide opportunities for youth to gain valuable work skills and a good learning environment. Talbert House …

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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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Food Assistance Available Early Due to Government Shutdown — Must last until March

UPDATE. The federal government partial shutdown has ended. This information is no longer current.   Cincinnati (Jan. 14, 2019) County residents who receive re-occurring food assistance benefits will see their food cards loaded with February benefits on Wednesday, Jan. 16, due …

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