Nov
23
Free Thanksgiving meals and health services at Fall Feast

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.

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Nov
18
HCJFS earns PR honors

Hamilton County Job & Family Services was well represented at Thursdays Blacksmith Awards Dinner presented by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

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Nov
10
Wearing our hearts on our (coffee) sleeves

Thanks to the following coffee shops for distributing our Adoption Month coffee sleeves.

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Nov
02
Seven families growing in Friday’s adoption ceremony

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.

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Nov
02
Commissioners proclaim November as Adoption Month

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 …

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Oct
31
Levy Money Funds Services to Abused and Neglected Children

 We are a week away from a county-wide vote on the Children’s Services Levy (Issue 53). I am asked nearly every day what the levy is and how the money is used. The levy raises funding for services to abused …

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Oct
03
Hensons bring Oliver home

Oct. 3, 2016 – When Alicia and Rob Henson adopted Oliver David Henson today, he officially joined the family that adopted his half-sister, Ella, last January. Oliver is 7 months old. Ella is 3 years old. The Hensons took Ella …

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Sep
29
Opiate crisis hurting our children the most

  We are asked a lot about the opiate crisis gripping our community. How does it play out in child welfare? Heroin has hit our “business” hard. Abuse of opiate-based painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin is also a problem. …

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Sep
27
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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Jul
28
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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