Feb
13
McCartney Named Agency’s Interim Director

Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ Chief Operating Officer Tim McCartney has been named interim director of JFS and will assume those duties when Director Moira Weir leaves in early March. The Board of County Commissioners appointed McCartney today. The …

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Dec
11
Fatherhood Collaborative wraps its first year back

The Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County wrapped up the first year of its rebirth on Tuesday.  Hamilton County Job and Family Services led an effort to reform the collaborative after a two-year absence. HCJFS Fatherhood Coordinator Calvin Williams spoke about the …

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Dec
09
We like Mike: Step grandpa becomes dad

The world needs more Mike McQueens. This man adopted the grandchildren of his former wife in one of the most heartwarming hearings on our National Adoption Day. Please check out this great story and wonderful photos. Thank you to Terry DeMio, Meg …

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Dec
09
Former HCJFS employee named Social Worker of the Year

Karen Rumsey, who worked in Family Services 2 until December 2014, was honored for her work with the Cincinnati Police Department’s Criminal Investigations unit. She was named Social Worker of the Year at the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio …

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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
31
Adoption Day: Annabella’s parents are over the moon

Annabella will be one of 14 kids adopted on Friday as part of our commemoration of National Adoption Month. But she has even a loftier goal in mind – she plans to become a princess. Annabella is 5 and she’ll …

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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
30
Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We …

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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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