“Keeping children safe – that is the end goal of everything we do here,” said Margie Weaver, assistant director – Children’s Services. “Every tool we use, every program we implement, every new effort we engage in, these are all puzzle pieces that ultimately connect together to support safety decision making.”Read More
HCJFS has hired a senior-level specialist to coordinate and manage the agency’s behavioral health work as the agency attempts to serve more families and children with greater emotional and mental health needs.
Nina Lewis joins the agency after many years of work in the public health field. She will lead the agency’s behavioral health transition to Medicaid managed care for foster children, with a focus on multi-system partnerships, community-based programs and in-home services that strengthen the agency’s behavioral health offering.Read More
Hamilton County caseworkers helped 141 children find forever families in 2017, celebrating the most adoptions in agency history.
The previous high was 135 in 2007.Read More
Hamilton County Job and Family Services is excited to be part of a four-year, national study designed to address challenges with child welfare worker recruitment, retention, satisfaction and intention to stay.Read More
Since 2015, Phillippi-Whitney Communications and Sibcy Cline Realtors have teamed up to provide suitcases, gloves and shoes for area foster children.
“This year promises to be even bigger and better as we collect new hoodies and sweatpants for area foster children from ages 5 to 18 with our ‘Sweet Sweats For Love’ campaign,” organizer Julie Whitney said.Read More