Nov
17
Looking for a special job candidate

JFS has many job openings, but this one’s a little different. We’d love to hire someone who personally experienced the child welfare system. This is a project manager job for someone who has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by …

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Nov
02
Watch live Friday as we help give seven children forever families

One of our favorite days of the year is coming up Friday – Adoption Day. It’s our celebration of National Adoption Month.  On this year’s Adoption Day, Nov. 4, we’ll celebrate seven children permanently united with their adoptive families. These …

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Oct
14
Celebrating Fatherhood: Meet our Esteemed 7

It has been three years since we launched our focus on fatherhood with the revival of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County. We continue the efforts to lift up dads and have grown to offer programs, meetups and many other …

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Sep
16
Honoring our child welfare workers

I want to use this space this week to send a very important thank-you note. A public thank-you note to our child welfare workers. It’s national Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and this community needs to know what great people …

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Aug
26
Help us spread the word: Mortgage, property tax help available

They say “don’t leave money on the table.” We definitely don’t want that to happen with federal relief dollars meant to help Hamilton County homeowners. The Hamilton County commissioners launched a $5 million effort last October to help homeowners pay their …

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Aug
22
From the director: Partnerships are key at OMJ

When your mission is one of community service, one of the most important things is partnerships. No one agency can do it alone. This is absolutely true at our OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) office. The partnerships we have helped build there over the years are …

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Aug
04
From the director: Helping parents get back on track with their child support

Have you seen our You Drive, They Thrive campaign yet? Every August, we honor Child Support Awareness Month with an amnesty offer to parents who have had a license suspended because they failed to pay child support. We can suspend driver’s licenses …

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May
18
From foster care to a Fulbright Scholarship

This young Latinx woman has quite the impressive resume. Dean’s List every semester at the University of Cincinnati. Bachelor’s degree in international affairs and environmental studies. Winner of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad. I’m describing Isabel Slonneger, a first-generation college …

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May
04
New, year-round help for young people to find and keep jobs

I have some great news for young people in Hamilton County – we’re taking our former summer youth jobs program and growing it into the year-round Hamilton County Youth Employment Program. We’ll still help people 14 to 21 find summer jobs, but …

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Apr
28
Meet Ashleigh, one of our kinship providers

I want to introduce you to Ashleigh. She’s a working single mom who stepped up to take in two nieces and a nephew. She’s what we call a kinship caregiver. Her journey to becoming the leader of a family of six …

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