Mar
11
Author and actor donates books and toys to foster kids

New York-based author and actor Brandon T. Snider was back in his hometown of Cincinnati recently when a video of a child in foster care caught his eye. “Makayla had such a bright, curious spirit. She was bursting with energy …

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Mar
07
Foster Parents, don’t forget about our photo tool

Foster parents and kinship parents: Don’t forget that JFS has a tool to collect pictures of children so we can document their life in life books. The tool provides a safe and secure way for you to upload photos that …

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Mar
04
HCJFS data program gains national attention

A system HCJFS helped build to improve access to health records for kids in foster care is being talked about around the country. The project, a confidential data-sharing program between children’s services and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center called IDENTITY, …

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Feb
11
It’s time to #FosterLove

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and we want to remind you to share your love. Forget about roses and all thinks pink and red. We want you to think about the love our kids in foster care need – …

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Jan
28
Four employees honored for exemplary service

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the fourth quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of six nominations, are: Sonya Bass, a home provider specialist in Child Care, in …

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Nov
27
Support foster kids through the FAMILY Fund

On this Giving Tuesday, HCJFS has a way to help foster children make college visits, provide toiletries or toys to abused children and aid low-income families with needs beyond job assistance, food and medical care. Hamilton County Job and Family …

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Nov
13
Children’s Services staff recognized

Director Moira Weir was honored this past weekend to pick up an award for our Children’s Services section. The Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers selected HCJFS as the best of all public and private agencies in …

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Nov
08
Adoption Day was a great day for families

We had a great day Friday in Judge Ted Winkler’s courtroom – 13 children in foster care officially joined their adoptive families. The courtroom was full of reporters and photographers, documenting each of the nine separate ceremonies. Parents cried. The …

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Nov
02
Today’s the day. Thirteen children will join nine families. Watch live.

Thirteen children will be adopted into nine families Friday, Nov. 2, as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 12th annual mass adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Month. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in Judge Ralph …

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Nov
01
Information about the Children’s Services Levy (Issue #9)

I have been asked a lot about the Children’s Services levy that is on the ballot Tuesday. While I do my best to answer them in person, I thought it might be more helpful to have a Question and Answer …

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