Jan
18
Food Benefits loaded Jan. 16 are for February

For those already receiving Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program benefits (commonly referred to as SNAP or Food Stamps) you will likely notice an early issuance of your February benefits, with those benefits being available on or soon after January 16, …

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Jan
18
Social Security Administration warning about phone scam.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has received reports of fraudulent telephone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Social Security Administration. In these calls, unknown individuals are using threatening language to suggest to unknowing victims that they will be arrested or …

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Jan
18
Offices closed Monday for MLK Day

Our offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen at our regular time on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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Jan
14
Food Assistance Available Early Due to Government Shutdown — Must last until March

Cincinnati (Jan. 14, 2019) County residents who receive re-occurring food assistance benefits will see their food cards loaded with February benefits on Wednesday, Jan. 16, due to the government shutdown. The benefits, however, must last them until their normal March …

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Jan
08
Federal government shutdown impact

Hamilton County residents who receive public assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program or the federal Medicaid program, should not see changes in their assistance at least through the end of January. …

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Jan
04
BMV offering reinstatement fee waivers to benefit recipients

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is offering to waive the reinstatement fee for driver’s licenses and permits for state residents receiving public assistance benefits from Job and Family Services. This offer, which does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses …

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Jan
03
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden offering discounted tickets to food-assistance recipients

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering discounted tickets and season passes to community members who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Zoo Access for All program encourages families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit the zoo …

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Dec
26
Foster family in need of van

The Cincinnati Enquirer has profiled a foster family in need of assistance as part of its Wish List series. The Freeman family has fostered 68 children at one time or another and needs a van to carry on their work.  …

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Dec
22
Busy theater kids and parents take time to give back

When you see A Christmas Carol this season at Playhouse in the Park, know that you are looking at some pretty special kids with kind families. Some of the children in the cast, with their parents, got together to donate …

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Dec
21
Amber Gray helping our kids figure out: Where to next?

Amber Gray’s life is one of successes, to be sure. She was an All-American basketball player at Lakota West. She made the University of Tennessee Lady Vols team and played in 27 games as a freshman for legendary coach Pat …

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