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
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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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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Apr
05
Ohio House recognizes Children’s Services section

The Ohio House of Representatives recently recognized our agency’s Children’s Services section. The house issued a proclamation honoring the section being named Agency of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter.   The Ohio Chapter of the …

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Mar
07
Foster Parents, don’t forget about our photo tool

Foster parents and kinship parents: Don’t forget that JFS has a tool to collect pictures of children so we can document their life in life books. The tool provides a safe and secure way for you to upload photos that …

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Mar
04
Transforming child welfare in the 21st Century

 Later this month, a group of child welfare leaders from around the nation will meet in Arlington, Va., to discuss a vision for the 21st Century Child Welfare System. I am very excited to have received an invite to that, …

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Mar
04
HCJFS data program gains national attention

A system HCJFS helped build to improve access to health records for kids in foster care is being talked about around the country. The project, a confidential data-sharing program between children’s services and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center called IDENTITY, …

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Feb
26
Health fair for foster children

The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) is hosting a health and wellness fair for Hamilton County foster youth in high school and beyond.  The fair will be held in the UC Campus Recreation Center on Saturday, March 9, from 11 …

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Feb
19
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returns

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County returned this week after a two-year hiatus. The inaugural version of the Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative operated from 2012 to 2016. Building on that good work, Hamilton County Job and Family …

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