Jan
18
Food Benefits loaded Jan. 16 are for February

For those already receiving Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program benefits (commonly referred to as SNAP or Food Stamps) you will likely notice an early issuance of your February benefits, with those benefits being available on or soon after January 16, …

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Jan
14
Food Assistance Available Early Due to Government Shutdown — Must last until March

Cincinnati (Jan. 14, 2019) County residents who receive re-occurring food assistance benefits will see their food cards loaded with February benefits on Wednesday, Jan. 16, due to the government shutdown. The benefits, however, must last them until their normal March …

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Jan
08
Federal government shutdown impact

Hamilton County residents who receive public assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program or the federal Medicaid program, should not see changes in their assistance at least through the end of January. …

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Jan
04
BMV offering reinstatement fee waivers to benefit recipients

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is offering to waive the reinstatement fee for driver’s licenses and permits for state residents receiving public assistance benefits from Job and Family Services. This offer, which does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses …

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Jan
03
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 …

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Dec
20
Fatherhood Initiative featured in Enquirer

An opinion column in a recent edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer highlighted Hamilton County Job and Family Service’s efforts to revive the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County.  The collaborative will work to better serve and value fathers involved with HCJFS, as well as …

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Nov
15
Applying for Benefits? Check out the Ohio Benefits Self-Service Portal Tutorial.

This new video helps explain how to apply for assistance. 

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Oct
18
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returning in 2019

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County will re-launch next year after a two-year hiatus. The collaborative is meant to give community members a tool to meet challenges specific to fathers when dealing with community service organizations. The …

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Oct
01
One web stop for benefits

If you need to apply or manage benefits, or check eligibility, you can do it all in one place on the web.  The Ohio Benefits Portal is the home for doing all these things. 

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Sep
18
Have you read HCJFS Update this month?

Our monthly newsletter, HCJFS Update, is out for September. Read the update to find out what’s new at HCJFS. 

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