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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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
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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Jun
03
It’s a Celebration! Hamilton County Honors Foster Youth Who Overcame Obstacles to Graduate High School

Nearly 60 young people who overcame child abuse and neglect to graduate high school will be recognized Thursday night at the community’s 20th annual Celebration of Dreams event. Celebration of Dreams, hosted by Hamilton County Job and Family Services, annually …

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May
31
Kinship stipends start in early June

I am extremely excited about a new program designed to help the hundreds of grandparents, aunts, uncles and other kinship caregivers who take care of children in our custody. In May, we launched a kinship stipend program and early this …

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May
10
County helps kin care for children through new monthly stipend

Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody will receive financial assistance from the county under a new program launching this month. Hamilton County Job and Family Services created a kinship stipend program …

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May
06
Thank you to 675 special families

May is National Foster Care Month and according to the latest figures from the state, we have 675 certified foster homes in Hamilton County. This month, I am sending a special “thank you” to 675 wonderful families that made the …

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Apr
26
Fatherhood Collaborative gets noticed

This year, HCJFS helped re-launch the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County. Recently, Local 12 – WKRC took notice and filed this report on the effort and one of the fathers involved. 

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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
10
We wore blue today to raise awareness of child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, we wear blue to show our support for awareness. Thanks to everyone who waved and honked during our group photo this morning. 

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