Jan
21
Amy Story announces retirement

  After serving JFS in many ways for three decades, Amy Story has announced she will be retiring on January 31, 2022. Amy had been serving as our Interim Director from August 2020 until the recent promotion of current director …

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Jan
13
HCJFS veteran leader promoted to director

Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to approve the promotion of Michael Patton, who has worked for Hamilton County Job and Family Services since 1993, to agency director. He has held any executive roles, including leadership positions in Child Support, Children’s …

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Nov
18
Being a single dad: Jamel Kirk

This is a story you don’t hear often. It’s about a young man who unexpectedly finds himself a single father raising two little girls and doing a good job at it. The life jolt Jamel Kirk didn’t expect has become …

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Sep
27
A visit from the new ODJFS director

  Matt Damschroder, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, visited Cincinnati today to meet with leaders of Hamilton County JFS for a conversation about successful programs and emerging needs. He wanted an “in-person understanding of what …

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Sep
04
Spreading awareness about infant mortality

At JFS, we work hard to spread the word about the safest way for babies to sleep – alone, on their backs and with nothing in their crib or playpen. But we also want to help bring attention to infant …

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Aug
02
Experienced leader takes over HCJFS while search continues

Amy Story, a veteran leader at Hamilton County Job and Family Services, takes over as interim director while county officials continue looking for a new executive director. Story joined the agency in 1990 and has held many leadership positions, in …

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Jul
13
Can you help us show some kindness to kids?

Kindness for Kids is underway. We’re collecting back-to-school items for our kinship families who have stepped up to take care of kids, often without much support. Visit our list today and see how you might be able to fill a …

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Jul
12
HCJFS receives two national awards for innovation

The National Association of Counties granted Hamilton County Job and Family Services two achievement awards this year, honoring work to help kids in foster care get better medical care and changes to help more families who need one-time help. The …

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Jun
29
We’re looking for a new director

We are looking for a new director to replace veteran leader Tim McCartney, who is retiring after 30 years at JFS.  The job posting is here. But there’s so much more to say about all that goes into this important role. …

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Jun
25
HCJFS launches safe sleep tour Monday in Cincinnati neighborhoods

To help prevent babies from dying in unsafe sleep situations, Hamilton County Job and Family Services begins on Monday an unprecedented prevention campaign.   HCJFS workers will visit neighborhoods to talk to parents of infants and distribute free Halo swaddles …

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