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
07
Offices Closed Monday

Our offices will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. 

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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
31
Adoption Day: William and Abigail find a family

William came to live with the Sutherlands as an infant. His sister, Abigail, joined the family a few months later, when she was 5. Two years later they will become official family at Adoption Day Ceremonies in Hamilton County Probate …

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Oct
31
Adoption Day: Annabella’s parents are over the moon

Annabella will be one of 14 kids adopted on Friday as part of our commemoration of National Adoption Month. But she has even a loftier goal in mind – she plans to become a princess. Annabella is 5 and she’ll …

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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
Lighthouse holding reunion to celebrate 50 years

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services will celebrate 50 years of service with a reunion from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at its offices at 401 East. McMillan Street.  Past and present clients, employees, board members, volunteers and honorees …

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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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Oct
03
ABCs of safe sleep: We’re helping get this important message out

We’re helping our partner, Cradle Cincinnati, and the state of Ohio get out a very important message about how babies should sleep. After news of an increase in sleep-related deaths in the county, we sent a recorded message today to …

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