Jan
16
Director marks first year at the helm

This week, I mark my first year as director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. It has been a busy year, to say the least. But also a very fulfilling one. I’m proud of many things we accomplished this …

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Jan
06
75 years have passed, yet our mission remains constant

We’re celebrating a milestone at JFS this year – our 75th anniversary.  On Jan. 1, 1948, JFS was born from a consolidation of several social-service offices run by the city and county. At that time it was called the Hamilton …

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Jan
03
Celebrating our 75th anniversary

Happy New Year! We’re excited to announce that 2023 brings our 75th anniversary. We have helped millions of Hamilton County residents since our start on Jan. 1, 1948. Since then, the mission of HCJFS has grown and broadened to include …

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Nov
17
Looking for a special job candidate

JFS has many job openings, but this one’s a little different. We’d love to hire someone who personally experienced the child welfare system. This is a project manager job for someone who has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by …

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Nov
02
Watch live Friday as we help give seven children forever families

One of our favorite days of the year is coming up Friday – Adoption Day. It’s our celebration of National Adoption Month.  On this year’s Adoption Day, Nov. 4, we’ll celebrate seven children permanently united with their adoptive families. These …

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Oct
14
Celebrating Fatherhood: Meet our Esteemed 7

It has been three years since we launched our focus on fatherhood with the revival of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County. We continue the efforts to lift up dads and have grown to offer programs, meetups and many other …

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Sep
16
Honoring our child welfare workers

I want to use this space this week to send a very important thank-you note. A public thank-you note to our child welfare workers. It’s national Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and this community needs to know what great people …

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Sep
01
License amnesty offer extended

We’re extending our amnesty offer to parents whose licenses have been suspended for failure to pay child support. The agency’s You Drive, They Thrive campaign, started last month in connection with national Child Support Awareness Month, emphasizes the importance of …

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Aug
26
Help us spread the word: Mortgage, property tax help available

They say “don’t leave money on the table.” We definitely don’t want that to happen with federal relief dollars meant to help Hamilton County homeowners. The Hamilton County commissioners launched a $5 million effort last October to help homeowners pay their …

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Aug
22
From the director: Partnerships are key at OMJ

When your mission is one of community service, one of the most important things is partnerships. No one agency can do it alone. This is absolutely true at our OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) office. The partnerships we have helped build there over the years are …

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