An in-depth look at heroin in Cincinnati

It’s a little after sunrise on the first day of another week, and Cincinnati is waking up again with a heroin problem. So is Covington. And Middletown. And Norwood. And Hamilton. And West Chester Township. And countless other cities and towns across Ohio and Kentucky.

This particular week, July 10 through 16, will turn out to be unexceptional by the dreary standards of what has become the region’s greatest health crisis.

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Attention Food Card Users

Conduent, the Ohio Direction Card vendor, has notified the state of Ohio that there is card outage because of a hardware issue at the company. Clients who receive food assistance cannot use their cards for purchases at this time. The company …

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Financial Empowerment Makes a Stop at JFS

Do you need help with understanding credit, saving or budgeting? Questions about home ownership or your credit report? All that and more will be available when the Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile makes a stop at JFS on Friday, July …

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Check Out Our New Look

We’ve freshened up our site. The new, simplified look was designed to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

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May Is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio, and Hamilton County Job & Family Services is spreading the word that “Fraud Costs All of Us.” HCJFS is launching a social media campaign with examples of how fraud costs the public, and the punishment those who commit fraud may face.

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Next 30 Minutes Campaign Focuses on Child Abuse Prevention

Every 30 minutes, a child is abused or neglected in Ohio.  This April, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund is encouraging all of us to take steps to prevent abuse in neglect with the hashtag #inTheNext30Minutes.    What can you do? …

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Read the Update

February’s HCJFS Update features information about our historic need for foster parents as well as free tax help and workshops for people with criminal records who are looking for work.  You can sign up for HCJFS Update emails and view …

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Beta Sigma Phi supports foster children

Thanks to Debbie Hader, Linda Klein and their fellow Beta Sigma Phi members for their kind donation of toys, clothes and household items for our foster children.

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Unemployment steady for December

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in December 2016, unchanged from November. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,300 over the month, from a revised 5,506,900 in November to 5,517,200 in December 2016. The number of workers unemployed in …

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Offices Closed Monday

Our offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

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