Oct
09
Fatherhood Collaborative discusses resources for fathers

The Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County met Tuesday afternoon to continue it’s mission of providing resources to help fathers support their families.  Gayle Foster of Hamilton County Health Department’s Infant Mortality Review Team spoke about here team’s efforts to provide emotional …

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Sep
30
Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We …

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Sep
26
September named Kinship Care Month

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed September as National Kinship Care Month.  The proclamation reads: WHEREAS, the abuse and neglect of children in our nation and our community is an ongoing problem, with nearly 20,000 abused and neglected …

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Sep
13
Our employees = our Staying Power

It’s not uncommon to meet someone who has worked for Hamilton County Job and Family Services for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years. In fact, we have 30 employees who have worked here more than three decades each. In a …

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Sep
10
September is Kinship Care Month

When we say a child is in kinship care, it means that when the child was no longer able to safely live with parents, a relative or a non-relative adult who has a bond with the child (maybe a teacher, …

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Aug
30
New Website Offers Resources for Ohio’s Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children: FosterAndAdopt.jfs.ohio.gov/kinship. “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home, but there are far too …

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Aug
19
Fatherhood Collaborative shares a success story and more resources

Members of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County heard about a father who obtained better education for his daughter with some help from collaborative leader Calvin Williams. They also learned of county efforts to help fathers and families with emergency …

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Aug
09
Local adoptive family featured by Good Morning America

BJ and Calena Durel’s story of adopting two girls while pregnant with twins, is making national news. The couple was featured this week on the Good Morning America website. The couple had been providing respite care (providing breaks for foster …

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Aug
06
Director Weir recognized as a Woman of Influence

HCJFS Director Moira Weir was recognized by Venue Magazine as a woman of influence in our community.  The award honors women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated leadership, professional achievement, and continuous contribution to …

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Aug
01
Child Support Amnesty Offers Delinquent Parents Chance to Reinstate Licenses

Parents who have had their driver’s license or professional license suspended for not paying child support have the chance of reinstatement this month as Hamilton County Job and Family Services celebrates national Child Support Awareness Month with an offer of …

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