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
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
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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Aug
18
Food Assistance Issue Resolved

The nationwide EBT card problem from yesterday has been resolved and consumers can once again buy food with their card. Conduent, the Ohio Direction Card vendor, had notified the state of Ohio that there was card outage most of yesterday.   …

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Jul
13
Public Assistance Interviews Moving to Phone

Intake interviews on public assistance cases will take place over the phone, rather than in person, starting July 17. This transition is happening for the convenience of the consumer, who will no longer have to travel downtown, pay for parking, …

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Aug
13
Annual Report Released

HCJFS serves more than a third of Hamilton County Residents.

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Feb
25
Food Assistance Change Coming

If you receive food assistance from our agency — and one in six in the county do — you’ll need to know about an important change coming to the program. Beginning Friday, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services …

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Oct
21
Hamilton County One of Nation’s Best in Food Assistance Education, Outreach and Service

Our department was recently recognized as one of the top 30 agencies in the country — and the only one in Ohio — for providing its community with outstanding service in its food assistance program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture …

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Jul
12
Avoid a trip downtown

Today I learned about yet-another difficult decision made by a growing number of the people we serve: Do they spend their limited resources on transportation to submit a job application, or on a trip to our downtown office to investigate …

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Jul
08
Helping people better understand our role

In yesterday’s live chat about Medicaid, food assistance and cash assistance, we received a number of good questions from people who may be accessing services for the first time. Some seemed confused about the difference between unemployment compensation and cash …

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