Jun
01
Celebrating the perseverance of our community’s foster children

We all know how important education is for a successful life. I am proud to say more than 30 of our foster children will receive their high school diplomas this year – not an ending, but a start to building …

Read More
May
02
Positive feedback makes our day!

 We received wonderful feedback in an email this week that I would like to share! “Hello, I couldn’t find anywhere else to submit this feedback but I REALLY wanted to. Hopefully this gets to the right person. “D. Arlinghaus is …

Read More
Apr
02
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

I hope you will join us in our Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts this year. Child abuse prevention is a year-round focus for our agency, but April is the month set aside to really draw awareness to the problem. Sadly, …

Read More
Feb
28
Quicker recertification process for public assistance cases

Our agency takes another step forward in customer service this month.

Food and cash assistance recipients in Hamilton County can now sign their recertification papers with an audio signature, speeding the process of completing the application.

Read More
Feb
02
Next Step in Battling Worker Turnover

 The child welfare field has always experienced high turnover rates among frontline workers. These jobs are difficult, demanding and even dangerous. But something new is happening here in Hamilton County and around the nation. Frontline worker turnover rates are climbing. …

Read More
Dec
27
An overdue thank you

With November being National Adoption month and the time for our annual mass adoption ceremony, and December being the month where we collect gifts and host holiday parties for the children in our care, we have had a very busy two months. But before the year is over, I do not want to forget a “thank-you” owed to the voters of Hamilton County for approving the Senior Services levy in November.

Read More
Dec
01
The season of thanks

  ‘Tis the season of giving, and our agency could not be more grateful. I could not list all of the people who help our children during the holidays or throughout the year. I write a lot of thank you …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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.

Read More
Aug
31
Foster care providers and families crucial to our mission

 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has added his voice to the many calling for additional foster parents as our state struggles with an opioid epidemic. We appreciate his interest in helping us continue to increase the network of foster homes …

Read More