Heroin Epidemic Straining Children Services Resources

A new report from the Public Children Services Association of Ohio shows that 50% of children taken into custody in 2015 had parental drug use and 57% of children with parental drug use had parents who use opiates (including heroin).

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Access to Public Assistance Cases Limited on July 29

On July 29, Hamilton County JFS staff will be unable to access many of the computer systems utilized for public assistance cases (Ohio Works First, food assistance, and Medicaid).  This is the result of a planned statewide upgrade and means …

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Good News Happening at JFS

We have received some good news at our agency the past month and I would like to share. I have great pride and joy in the work of my staff, so I always like to point out their success when …

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We’re Having a Party! Foster Youth Persevere to Achieve High School Diplomas

Nearly 40 foster youth will assume starring roles in this year’s Celebration of Dreams event that is designed to recognize their hard work and perseverance in graduating high school despite very challenging situations. The 17th annual event will feature a …

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It is Not About Where You Come From, But Where You are Going

In just a matter of days, more than 40 of our foster children will experience a celebration we hope they will cherish for the rest of their lives. On June 9, the 17th annual Celebration of Dreams event will be …

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Children’s Services Levy: Process Starts Soon for November Ballot

 2016 is a big year for our agency. I am already receiving requests for information about the Children’s Services Levy that must be renewed by voters in November. The levy supports the system of care established to protect our county’s …

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A phone number that never changes

People often turn to the services that Hamilton County Job & Family Services provides when they are facing change and turmoil in their lives.  Sometimes when we try to reach out to them, we find that the phone number they …

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Tremendous Support for JFS in 2015

  2015 really ended on a high note for our agency. Through the generosity of our community, we were able to provide gifts to hundreds of foster children and other children in our caseloads. It was a wonderful way to …

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Two years and six kids later…

In the summer of 2012, Ben and Jessica Schumacher decided to become foster parents. Childless and facing fertility issues, they decided it made more sense to open their home to children who needed one than to pursue more medical options. Less than two years later, they had a family with six children.

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Annual Report Released

HCJFS serves more than a third of Hamilton County Residents.

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