We currently have more than 1,100 children in certified foster care. This might be the highest number in JFS history, certainly within the past 20 years.
On any given day, we have more than 2,100 children in custody. In addition to the 1,100 children in certified foster homes, the remaining 1,000 are children living with relatives or family friends, teenagers living on their own and preparing for life after foster care, or children living in residential centers, group homes or medical facilities.Read More
I could never thank all of the people who help us during the holidays and throughout the rest of the year. Please know that what you do for our children always results in smiles and a little bit of normalcy and hope in what are often turbulent times in a child’s life.Read More
This Thanksgiving, Cincinnatians from all walks of life will unite to experience the power of community at the 11th annual Fall Feast celebration. Guests will be served free meals, get free haircuts, receive free health checkups, coats, books and more on November 24, Thanksgiving Day, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The entire community is invited to attend.Read More
Seven families will grow Friday when 14 children are adopted as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ celebration of National Adoption Month.
A mass adoption ceremony will be held in Judge Ralph Winkler’s Hamilton County Probate Court. While adoption finalizations are normally confidential, the families have agreed to publicize the Nov. 4 ceremony to help promote adoption. The ceremony, which starts at 9 a.m., will be open to the media and will be live-streamed here.Read More
HCJFS Director Moira Weir attended the Hamilton County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday as the commissioners proclaimed November as National Adoption Month. Weir said many of the kids in foster care are older and looking for a home. “You never outgrow …Read More