Nov
30
A huge thank you to our community

While my wonderful Thanksgiving with family reminded me of the many things I have in my personal life to be thankful for, I also thought about the many work-related reasons to say thanks. I am very thankful the voters of …

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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
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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Oct
31
Thirteen children to unite with “forever families” at Friday mass adoption ceremony

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 …

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Oct
04
Our Children’s Services section chosen best in the region

The Children’s Services section of Hamilton County Job & Family Services has been named Agency of the Year for Southwest Ohio for 2018.

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Oct
01
Working urgently toward adoption for 400 children

 For most of my 11 years as director, whenever anyone asked how many children we had awaiting adoption, the answer was “about 200.” Sad to say, that answer has changed to “about 400.” The numbers have gradually climbed over the …

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Aug
06
Commissioners approve Children’s Services levy for November ballot

Today, Hamilton County’s Board of County Commissioners voted to place a 1.98-mill levy to support Children’s Services on the November ballot. This additional levy will run for three years and is intended to support the 2016 levy. An outside consultant …

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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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Jun
15
Foster care cases increasing

Fox19 shares a great story of adoption that highlights the increased need for foster care in Hamilton County. 

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Jun
05
It’s a Celebration! Hamilton County Honors Foster Youth Who Overcame Obstacles to Graduate High School

More than 30 young people who persevered through child abuse and neglect, foster care, school changes and many other obstacles to graduate high school will be recognized Thursday night at the community’s 19th annual Celebration of Dreams event. Celebration of …

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