Jun
04
We know people are hurting. We’re here to help.

The horrible and disturbing death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the continued ravaging of our country from the health and economic scourge of coronavirus are pushing many of us to feel angry, frustrated and overwhelmed.   I feel it …

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Jun
04
We have risen to the occasion with so much help from the community

Unprecedented. Extraordinary. Unparalleled.   These are the words often used to describe this pandemic and the impact it has had on our agency and our employees. It’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime situation. But we have risen to the occasion.   And …

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Apr
14
A virtual meetup of dads on fathering in the pandemic

Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families hosts an online event Saturday, April 18 to hear from fathers across Ohio about fathering in the COVID-19 pandemic, and to offer resources to those in need. Being a Dad can be hard …

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Apr
02
Drive-thru in a SNAP

Ohio residents who receive food assistance can now shop online and pick up groceries in their cars. Federal rules say SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits cannot be used for food delivery. But retailers are no longer required to submit …

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Apr
01
Three weeks in

It’s been 22 days since Governor DeWine initially declared a state of emergency in Ohio. While there were things happening related to the coronavirus prior to that, that March 9 declaration began to really change our world. We began limiting …

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Mar
16
State issues guidance on unemployment during COVID-19

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is instructing Ohio employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to share the following mass lay-off number with their employees to speed the processing of unemployment benefits: …

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Mar
16
JFS pledges support through COVID-19 Crisis

Dear JFS Family, As our county struggles with the effects of COVID-19, JFS is doing everything it can to help. This is exactly why our agency exists. Throughout our nearly 75-year history, we have time and time again come through …

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