Aug
28
Taking care of the caretakers

Trauma can have life-long consequences.    We see the effects every day: trauma from leaving home and family, trauma from abuse or neglect, trauma from a family member’s mental illness or substance use, trauma from living in poverty.   We never …

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Jun
11
Pro Seniors Launches Legal Toolkits Section

Thousands of Ohio seniors ignore their legal problems or simply give up trying to find a solution because they believe they cannot afford legal advice. Pro Seniors, a legal aid organization for seniors, has launched a Legal Toolkits section on …

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Jun
06
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day, a day to bring awareness to the issue of elder abuse and other forms of harm to those over the age of 65.  Hamilton County has an Adult Protective Services unit that helps protect …

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Oct
01
Adult protection laws recently changed

Law changes impacting the Adult Protective Services (APS) took effect recently. In addition to notable law changes such as changing the definition of exploitation and adding to the list of mandatory reporters addressed in a recent OJFSDA Update,

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Jun
14
HCJFS fights elder abuse

June is Elder Abuse Prevention Month and a recent story on WCPO.com highlights the ways HCJFS’ helps senior citizens.  Huey Delp is just one of the roughly 500 victims of abuse that we help each year. Friday, June 15 is …

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Jun
06
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month; Wear purple on June 15

HCJFS Adult Protective Services (APS) is marking Elder Abuse Awareness Month by working to raise awareness of elder abuse and the resources available in Hamilton County to combat it. On Friday, June 15, all Hamilton County residents are encouraged to …

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Dec
27
An overdue thank you

With November being National Adoption month and the time for our annual mass adoption ceremony, and December being the month where we collect gifts and host holiday parties for the children in our care, we have had a very busy two months. But before the year is over, I do not want to forget a “thank-you” owed to the voters of Hamilton County for approving the Senior Services levy in November.

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May
16
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Update is our monthly newsletter keeping you up to date on what we are doing

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May
01
Can You Help? Local Children, Senior Citizens Need Guardians

In our work, we experience a lot of things that break your heart. One of the most recent for me was hearing of our need for guardians for the people we serve who are in different stages of life.

Young adults we serve who live with disabilities are often unable to make life and medical decisions for themselves when they age out of our child welfare system at 21. The same is true of senior citizens (over age 60) in our Adult Protective Services program who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If there are no family members to help, these individuals require legal guardians.

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Aug
13
Annual Report Released

HCJFS serves more than a third of Hamilton County Residents.

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