Sep
25
St. Joseph Orphanage and Pressley Ridge to Help Launch New Program that Places Former Foster Children on Path to Self-Sufficiency

St. Joseph Orphanage and Pressley Ridge have been chosen to operate an innovative program aimed at helping local foster children transition to adulthood using a youth-centered, trauma-informed approach. GreenLight Fund Cincinnati and Hamilton County Job and Family Services have teamed …

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Aug
08
New Program to Place Former Foster Children on a Path to Self-Sufficiency

GreenLight Fund Cincinnati and Hamilton County Job and Family Services are teaming up to bring First Place for Youth to Cincinnati. First Place for Youth is an innovative program aimed at helping foster children transition to adulthood using a youth-centered, …

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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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Jul
17
Need someone to speak to your group?

Our Speakers Bureau can provide someone to talk to your group about HCJFS.  Topics include: Spotting child abuse, getting public assistance, reporting fraud, adoption, and our fatherhood initiative.  Visit our Speakers Bureau page under the Contact Us section to request …

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May
08
At 18, Breauna gets her forever family

Breauna was adopted as an infant, but returned to county custody when she was 12. She’s been in foster care ever since with Mary and Roger Dennis and their five other children. When she turned 18 last year, She began …

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Nov
28
Give to the FAMILY Fund on #GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Black Friday is traditionally known as “Giving Tuesday,” a chance to give to the charities you support. Please consider donating to our FAMILY Fund

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Jun
07
Program Reducing Cost of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Hamilton County

Foster children aging out of Hamilton County’s child welfare system cost local residents $17.7 million in social expenses and lost productivity each year, according to a local financial impact study released today by the University of Cincinnati’s Economic Center and Hamilton County Job and Family Services. One program is helping reduce that cost.

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Jul
24
Support the FAMILY Fund, help foster kids

HCJFS now 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

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Jun
17
A Special Kind of Party: Foster Youth Overcome Great Obstacles to Graduate

The theme for this year’s Celebration of Dreams event – movie stars — is fitting for 43 Hamilton County foster teens who have had to overcome challenging situations to graduate high school. They’ve just completed a starring role in one movie and they’re moving on to another.

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Jul
29
Discussion to Extend Foster Care Support to Age 21 Includes Legislators, Public & Private Supporters, Youth

MORE THAN 120 SCHEDULED TO ATTEND SOUTHWEST “OHIO FOSTERING CONNECTIONS” FORUM TOMORROW Public Policy Discussion to Extend Foster Care Support to Age 21 Includes Legislators, Public & Private Supporters, Youth When:                        Wednesday, July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Issue …

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