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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Feb
10
Former foster child paying it forward after mentor helped him succeed

From even the worst of circumstances, a resilient child can rise. But it usually takes help. The chaos of poverty, substance abuse, foster care and other social ills can swallow up many young people. Most are overwhelmed by their circumstances and mere survival is success. There are …

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Jan
15
We helped with a record number of adoptions last year – 259

Hamilton County Job and Family Services helped facilitate a record number of adoptions last year – 259. That’s 259 kids now living with loving, permanent families. And it’s 25 percent increase over the 207 adoptions we counted in 2018.   …

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Dec
27
Kinship program helps hundreds of families in first six months

More than 400 kinship families were helped this year by a new kinship stipend program.  JFS launched the program in June to help Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody.  The kinship stipend …

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Dec
09
We like Mike: Step grandpa becomes dad

The world needs more Mike McQueens. This man adopted the grandchildren of his former wife in one of the most heartwarming hearings on our National Adoption Day. Please check out this great story and wonderful photos. Thank you to Terry DeMio, Meg …

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Nov
07
Governor DeWine Announces Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, Regional Forums

Ohio now has a new Children Services Transformation Advisory Council aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families. The advisory council was created to build on the historic …

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Nov
01
Staying Power fuels JFS

Our agency recently launched a campaign to recognize those we lean on while helping nearly half a million Hamilton County residents every year. Our 800+ employees work every day so many in this community can have better tomorrows. Among the …

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Oct
31
Adoption Day: Annabella’s parents are over the moon

Annabella will be one of 14 kids adopted on Friday as part of our commemoration of National Adoption Month. But she has even a loftier goal in mind – she plans to become a princess. Annabella is 5 and she’ll …

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Oct
30
Fourteen children to Unite with “Forever Families” at Friday Mass Adoption Ceremony

Fourteen children will be adopted into eight families Friday, Nov. 1, as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 13th annual mass adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Month. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in Judge …

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Oct
09
Lighthouse holding reunion to celebrate 50 years

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services will celebrate 50 years of service with a reunion from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at its offices at 401 East. McMillan Street.  Past and present clients, employees, board members, volunteers and honorees …

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