Dec
11
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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Nov
03
Kinship families provide a lifeline

 One of the key components of our child welfare system are kinship providers who are willing to take in abused and neglected children so they can keep a bond with someone familiar with them. Just as I recently praised the …

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Oct
30
Food-assistance recipients could receive free truck driver training

Hamilton County Job and Family Services wants applicants for a program that will help food-assistance recipients to be truck drivers.

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Oct
20
Medicaid case information unavailable October 26-31

Hamilton County Job and Family Services will be unable to process Medicaid cases at the end of this month due to a software update to the Ohio Benefits Work Portal. Consumers will also be unable to access information from the self portal.

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Oct
18
If you receive food assistance you could get free job training

An innovative, award-winning partnership from HCJFS is continuing to help people who are “getting by” with food assistance get ahead in a new career.

HCJFS has partnered with the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service in this first-of-its-kind partnership meant to elevate food assistance recipients. The partnership has received national recognition for its innovative approach.

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Sep
29
Co-op students from MSJ learn here, but also get full-time jobs

As we settle into a new school year, we feel fortunate to have a great team of co-op students working for us as they continue their studies at Mount St. Joseph University. This is the seventh year for the partnership …

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Sep
28
Manufacturing training is a path to opportunity in Hamilton County

We run a one-stop employment center in Hamilton County and people often ask me what career fields are the most promising.

Of course information technology, truck driving and health care are at the top of the list, but I increasingly point to an old staple for the US economy: manufacturing.

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Sep
14
Clifton Market is now a Produce Perks location

Produce Perks provides a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $10 — to customers who use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food cards to buy healthy fruits and vegetables.

Clifton Market, located at 319 Ludlow Ave. is a community-owned grocery store that stocks regionally-grown fruits and vegetables.

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Aug
24
DeWine calls need for foster parents “crisis of immense proportions”

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new $1 million fund for recruitment of foster families, calling the lack of enough safe homes a tragedy and a “crisis of immense proportions.” More than 15,000 kids were in foster care …

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Aug
18
Hamilton faster with SNAP benefits than other large Ohio counties

Hamilton County had the highest SNAP timeliness rate in 2016 – better than all the other Metro counties in the state.   The timeliness rate is the percentage of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cases authorized within 30 days for …

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