The Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP) is a dynamic, year-round program for Hamilton County residents ages 14 to 24 who have incomes within 200 percent of the federal poverty level. CCMEP services include case management, referrals, and barrier removal in order to move clients forward on an education or career pathway. Participants will receive an in-depth individualized assessment and a case plan created specifically for them.

Talbert House is the lead agency with collaborative partners: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Hamilton County Action Agency, and Easterseals. Here are some components of CCMEP:

Eligible Youth

  • 14 to 24 years of age
  • Household income within 200 percent of the federal poverty level (eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
  • a minor, parenting a minor child or residing in a home with a minor child
  • Hamilton County resident
  • Have a barrier to self-sufficiency (e.g., living in poverty, in juvenile system, parenting, lack of basic skills)

Program Elements

  • Tutoring, study skills training, instruction and dropout prevention
  • Alternative secondary school services, or drop-out recovery services
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences that include academic and occupational education
  • Occupational skills training
  • Education with workforce-preparation activities
  • Community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and positive social and civic behaviors
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Career awareness, counseling, and exploration services
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training

To learn more about CCMEP, please click here.