Jan
02
2019 sets groundwork for even greater 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and look ahead to the new year, I am very excited about what JFS has accomplished and where it is headed. Last year started off a bit rocky with a partial government shutdown, but …

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Dec
27
14,000 food assistance recipients visit Cincinnati Museum Center in first year of discount program

The Cincinnati Museum Center’s “Museum for All” program served more than 14,000 food assistance recipients since November 2018. Through a partnership with JFS, Museum for All offers discounted membership or admission at the Center’s three museums to those participating in …

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Dec
20
Scam targeting food assistance recipients

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has learned of a potential scam targeting recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Some SNAP recipients have been connected to a fraudulent customer service number and were asked to provide a …

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Nov
01
Staying Power fuels JFS

Our agency recently launched a campaign to recognize those we lean on while helping nearly half a million Hamilton County residents every year. Our 800+ employees work every day so many in this community can have better tomorrows. Among the …

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Sep
30
Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We …

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Sep
27
One-Stop Resource Center opens today in Justice Center

  Service providers are teaming up to deliver direct support for citizens in one place – the Hamilton County Justice Center.  The Hamilton County One-Stop Resource Center will be available today and every final Friday of the month in the …

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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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Jul
17
Use your food benefits at these Hamilton County farmers’ markets

The Ohio Direction Card is accepted at eight farmers’ markets in Hamilton County. Many more markets across the state also accept the card. Hamilton County locations include:  Findlay Market Farmers’ Market 1801 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202  8 a.m. to …

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Jun
05
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden offering discounted tickets to food assistance recipients

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering discounted tickets and season passes to community members who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The Zoo Access for All program encourages families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit the zoo by showing their SNAP card and a photo ID to receive discounted tickets.

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May
24
Offices closed Monday for Memorial Day

HCJFS offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. We will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. 

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