Jan
06
Adoptions in 2020: 201

Great news – Hamilton County Job and Family Services facilitated 201 adoptions in 2020. So in spite of the covid-19 pandemic and delays it caused, our caseworkers still helped 201 kids join their forever families. The 201 compares to 259 …

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Dec
03
Check out our new Amazon gift list for kids in foster care

Hamilton County Job and Family Services is trying something new this holiday season – an online wish list of gifts for kids in foster care and for older teens who are in independent living. Visitors can easily scroll through our …

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Aug
02
We’re looking forward to administering HEMI, growing its success

Beginning Aug. 1, Hamilton County Job and Family Services begins administering the Higher Education Mentoring Initative (HEMI). HEMI provides Hamilton County youth in foster care a long-term, academic mentoring relationship that begins in high school and is focused on awareness …

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Jun
29
Social Security – Important Updates

Social Security Is Available By Phone Social Security remains committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital services for our public.  We want people to know we are ready and able to help them by phone with most Social Security matters! …

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Jun
24
Community Link Service Update

Effective July 1, 2020, Community Link will no longer be servicing the Ohio Works First (OWF) 18-24-year-old population. The CCMEP Program will provide all services for this population. The new office location for services for OWF 18-24 year old CCMEP …

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Apr
14
A virtual meetup of dads on fathering in the pandemic

Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families hosts an online event Saturday, April 18 to hear from fathers across Ohio about fathering in the COVID-19 pandemic, and to offer resources to those in need. Being a Dad can be hard …

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Apr
02
Drive-thru in a SNAP

Ohio residents who receive food assistance can now shop online and pick up groceries in their cars. Federal rules say SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits cannot be used for food delivery. But retailers are no longer required to submit …

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Apr
02
Nonprofit? Learn how to apply for federal help

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is encouraging nonprofits and business partners to apply for funding from the Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic …

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Mar
16
State issues guidance on unemployment during COVID-19

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is instructing Ohio employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to share the following mass lay-off number with their employees to speed the processing of unemployment benefits: …

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Mar
16
JFS pledges support through COVID-19 Crisis

Dear JFS Family, As our county struggles with the effects of COVID-19, JFS is doing everything it can to help. This is exactly why our agency exists. Throughout our nearly 75-year history, we have time and time again come through …

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