Dec
03
Child care providers preparing for new standards

In 2020, all Ohio child care providers will have to meet new quality guidelines. WCPO reports on how they are getting ready. 

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Nov
13
New program aims to improve child care quality

As mandated by the State of Ohio, Family Child Care Providers must be Step Up to Quality rated by 2020 to continue serving children who receive publicly funded child care benefits. Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five-star quality rating and …

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Oct
18
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returning in 2019

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County will re-launch next year after a two-year hiatus. The collaborative is meant to give community members a tool to meet challenges specific to fathers when dealing with community service organizations. The …

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Aug
13
Watch for #SiblingSaturday

We’ve added a lot of new sibling sets on our adoption site, HCKids.org recently. These are kids who need permanent families. So we thought to try to bring extra attention to the need for adoptive families for sibling groups, we …

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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
27
Fatherhood Design Team looking beyond stereotypes

The HCJFS Fatherhood Design Team is an effort to understand a key part of families and sometimes misunderstood JFS client; fathers. Towards that end the team recently watched a video of a father/son retreat where men learned to connect with …

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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
28
Child victim of heroin hopes for family

A nine-year-old child whose parents were consumed in the current opioid epidemic strives for a normal family life, with help from HCJFS.  Read the story on Cincinnati.com.  If you think you could be #theone to help a child like her, …

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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
11
A child with special needs gets a mom who will meet them

Karabeth Bolin spent time in foster care growing up and knew she wanted to provide other such children with homes. On Thursday, in a packed Hamilton County courtroom, she officially became the parent of Kaden and Kaiel, two-year-olds she has …

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