Jun
12
Produce Perks Program Offers Incentives for Eating Healthy

Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 135,000 food assistance recipients can eat healthier and make their food subsidies go a bit further by shopping at nine farmers’ markets participating in the Produce Perks program.

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Jun
09
Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services Wins Three 2015 National Achievement Awards for Innovation from National Association of Counties

Hamilton County Job and Family Services won 11 National Association of Counties achievement awards for innovation — more than any other government entity in Ohio – between 2009 and 2015, including three awarded last week for programs that contribute to and enhance county government.

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Mar
02
Community Steps Up in New Ways for JFS Children and Families

I am very excited about a new development involving our agency: a separate fund has been created to help beyond the food, medical care, employment and other assistance one can obtain from JFS. At the request of several community members …

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Dec
31
JFS Closed New Year’s Day

The office will be closed New Year’s Day and will re-open for normal business hours on Friday, Jan. 2.

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Dec
31
Grateful for Our Community

What a wonderful holiday season we had here at JFS! It seems every year we see growth in the number of people who take a special interest in our children this time of year and do all they can to …

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Sep
03
Working Today for Better Tomorrows

At a time of year when we set aside a specific day — Labor Day — to celebrate the American worker, I would like to recognize the team of 800 people we have at JFS who work diligently on behalf …

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Jun
13
Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services Wins Two 2014 National Achievement Awards from National Association of Counties

Hamilton County Job and Family Services was awarded two 2014  achievement awards from the National Association of Counties for innovative programs that contribute to and enhance county government. The association recognized nearly 500 programs nationwide, but only seven in Ohio: …

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May
16
Farmers’ Markets Offer Incentives for Those Using Food Assistance Card

Six local farmers’ markets are now participating in a new program that will provide incentives to our consumers who use their food assistance card to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. Healthy eating is important. Too often, people living on a …

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Nov
01
Food Assistance Amounts Will Change in November

Just a friendly reminder that the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits ended today and Hamilton County food assistance recipients will see a reduction in their monthly allotment. The amount of your reduction will …

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Feb
05
A Thank You to This Agency’s Important Partners

For my most recent column in Update, our community e-newsletter, I expanded on my last blog post. My goal was to thank all of those who partner with us and ask nothing in return. I could not mention everyone, but …

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