Nov
07
Governor DeWine Announces Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, Regional Forums

Ohio now has a new Children Services Transformation Advisory Council aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families. The advisory council was created to build on the historic …

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Nov
01
Staying Power fuels JFS

Our agency recently launched a campaign to recognize those we lean on while helping nearly half a million Hamilton County residents every year. Our 800+ employees work every day so many in this community can have better tomorrows. Among the …

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Oct
09
Lighthouse holding reunion to celebrate 50 years

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services will celebrate 50 years of service with a reunion from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at its offices at 401 East. McMillan Street.  Past and present clients, employees, board members, volunteers and honorees …

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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
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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Jul
03
Child Care deadline one year away

For child care providers in Hamilton County, it is time to step up. We are in the final stretch – 12 months and counting – for child care providers to become rated under the Step Up to Quality program. The …

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Jun
19
June is Fatherhood Month, HCJFS is making dads a priority

June is National Fatherhood Month.  At HCJFS, we’ve been working for a while now to honor fathers and help them do their best for their families.  We relaunched the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County this year. The collaborative is a …

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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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