Aug
09
Local adoptive family featured by Good Morning America

BJ and Calena Durel’s story of adopting two girls while pregnant with twins, is making national news. The couple was featured this week on the Good Morning America website. The couple had been providing respite care (providing breaks for foster …

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Aug
01
Employers can get child support help.

Hamilton County employers are crucial to the child support process and ensuring this community’s children receive the support they need. Are you an employer with questions about calculating withholding or medical premiums? Do you want to find out about the …

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Jul
29
Two great adoption stories to end a 30-year career

Michael Willis, one of our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters, retires next week after 20 years with Hamilton County Job and Family Services. She leaves on a great note – seven adoptions already this year. That’s seven children who had been …

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Jul
09
We are looking for teen mentees

If you know a teenager in foster care, a group home or independent living in the northern areas of Hamilton County, please let us know. We are looking for kids attending school in the Colerain, Lakota, Princeton districts or in the …

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Jul
02
Taking care of our own, so they can take care of others

A siren wailing somewhere in the night. Flashing police lights and yellow tape. The chaos of an emergency room after a big accident. A loved one being hurt or perpetrating pain. Even thinking about these scenarios can be unsettling. When …

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Jun
25
Welcome to our redesigned website

We have redesigned our website. We wanted to make the site more welcoming and easier to navigate. We’ve added more pictures and an easier to read typeface, we hope you like the changes. A recent addition to the site is the Initiatives …

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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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May
28
Foster graduates celebrate their dreams next week

High school can be tough. So can foster care. Graduating from high school while in foster care is so tough that less than 40 percent of children in foster care make it. Next Thursday, June 6, more than 50 children …

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May
24
Offices closed Monday for Memorial Day

HCJFS offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. We will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. 

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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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