Feb
23
New partnership for prevention

We’re participating in a new program that I’m really excited about, one that focuses on preventing kids from needing to enter foster care. We know that a predominant factor leading to the placement of children into foster care is neglect. …

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Nov
12
Grateful for Hoxworth Blood Center’s partnership

Each week I try to share information you might not know about us. This time, I’m going to share things I never knew about a very important asset in our community – Hoxworth Blood Center. Hoxworth is helping us with …

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Oct
30
Sending students in foster care on a tour of historically black colleges

I write a lot here about things going on at our agency that I’m excited about. This is definitely one of those. It’s an extraordinary opportunity that can be truly transformational for some of our youth in foster care. We’re …

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Oct
23
Celebrating 7 fathers: A note from our director

Service, family and fatherhood. These are the three pillars we look to highlight in the men chosen each year for our Esteemed 7 fatherhood recognition. The annual dinner takes place Nov. 16 at Great American Ball Park. At a mixer Tuesday, these …

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Oct
13
More than just a ride to the doctor

The other day, I misplaced my phone and had to spend some time looking before I found it. In that brief period without it, I had that sense of being cut off, disconnected from others. There’s that slight sense of …

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Aug
01
Child Support license amnesty offer returns

You’ll soon be seeing our You Drive, They Thrive campaign again. Every August, as part of Child Support Awareness Month, we extend an offer of amnesty to parents who have had a license suspended because they failed to pay child support. Many …

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Apr
20
Come see us at our first-ever caseworker job fair

Keeping kids safe is one of the most important things we do. It’s critical work for the people of Hamilton County. To do this important work, we need caseworkers. It’s not the job for everyone, we understand that. But it’s …

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Mar
31
Join us and do #OneSmallThing to help prevent child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month nationally. It’s not a time for case workers to think about preventing child abuse and neglect. They do that every day. Instead, this is a time for communities to join those social workers and …

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Mar
09
Applying for benefits just got easier

I have some great news for people who need to fill out a form for us. Just this week, we launched electronic signatures. That means clients can apply for our programs online and sign their applications electronically. This applies to …

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Feb
27
Honoring our female leaders for Women’s History Month

A few weeks ago in this space I told you about all our Black History Month content and how we are sending daily emails to staff, highlighting Black leaders, entertainers and business people nationally and locally. When March begins next …

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