Sep
10
September is Kinship Care Month

When we say a child is in kinship care, it means that when the child was no longer able to safely live with parents, a relative or a non-relative adult who has a bond with the child (maybe a teacher, …

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Aug
30
New Website Offers Resources for Ohio’s Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children: FosterAndAdopt.jfs.ohio.gov/kinship. “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home, but there are far too …

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Aug
19
Fatherhood Collaborative shares a success story and more resources

Members of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County heard about a father who obtained better education for his daughter with some help from collaborative leader Calvin Williams. They also learned of county efforts to help fathers and families with emergency …

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Aug
09
Local adoptive family featured by Good Morning America

BJ and Calena Durel’s story of adopting two girls while pregnant with twins, is making national news. The couple was featured this week on the Good Morning America website. The couple had been providing respite care (providing breaks for foster …

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Aug
01
We want to make the child support process simpler

Hamilton County Job and Family Services helps more than 250,000 county residents each month with child support. The goal is a simple, seamless process for parents, so children receive support to meet their basic needs. Visit our Child Support page …

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Jul
29
Two great adoption stories to end a 30-year career

Michael Willis, one of our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters, retires next week after 20 years with Hamilton County Job and Family Services. She leaves on a great note – seven adoptions already this year. That’s seven children who had been …

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Apr
15
Partnership yields new videos

Our agency works to find homes for children in agency care through our website, HCKids.org, as well as social media, and special events. Another way we help spread the word is through a partnership with Grant Me Hope. Grant Me …

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Apr
11
St. John School donates books for children at HCJFS

To celebrate Right to Read (April 1-5), Saint John the Baptist School on Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township collected books to donate to HCJFS. The goal is to foster a love of learning. Students were encouraged and provided opportunities …

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Apr
05
Ohio House recognizes Children’s Services section

The Ohio House of Representatives recently recognized our agency’s Children’s Services section. The house issued a proclamation honoring the section being named Agency of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter.   The Ohio Chapter of the …

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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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