Dec
09
We like Mike: Step grandpa becomes dad

The world needs more Mike McQueens. This man adopted the grandchildren of his former wife in one of the most heartwarming hearings on our National Adoption Day. Please check out this great story and wonderful photos. Thank you to Terry DeMio, Meg …

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Dec
03
Two wonderful words: “Life-changing”

Our agency has been going through a self-examination as part of a re-branding effort. You will soon see the product of those efforts, but I want to discuss something that touched me as we went through the process. One of …

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Nov
27
Cooperative offers computers starting at $130

The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need to get low-cost, refurbished and guaranteed computers. Complete laptop or desktop systems start at $150. There is a $20 instant rebate available on desktop systems this …

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Nov
26
Offices closed Thursday and Friday

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Nov
07
Governor DeWine Announces Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, Regional Forums

Ohio now has a new Children Services Transformation Advisory Council aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families. The advisory council was created to build on the historic …

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Nov
04
Weir receives Community Action Agency honor

Hamilton County Job and Family Services Director Moira Weir won the 2019 Community Action Agency David Crowley Board Award. David Crowley dedicated his life to social services and community action. The David Crowley Board Award is presented to a Community …

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Oct
30
Fourteen children to Unite with “Forever Families” at Friday Mass Adoption Ceremony

Fourteen children will be adopted into eight families Friday, Nov. 1, as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 13th annual mass adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Month. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in Judge …

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Oct
15
Our Staying power: Meet Melissa Helsinger

It’s not uncommon to meet someone here who has worked for HCJFS for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years. In fact, we have 30 employees who have worked here more than three decades each. In a time when people don’t …

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Oct
09
Fatherhood Collaborative discusses resources for fathers

The Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County met Tuesday afternoon to continue its mission of providing resources to help fathers support their families.  Gayle Foster of Hamilton County Health Department’s Infant Mortality Review Team spoke about her 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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