Aug
04
Free CDL Training Available for Food Assistance Recipients

Hamilton County Job and Family Services is able to offer a limited number of our consumers receiving Food Assistance a chance to attend truck driver training.  HCJFS will pay the tuition fees and training related costs for those selected for this …

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Jul
29
HCJFS tops State in Food Stamp Timeliness Improvement

Hamilton County received the Midwest Regional  award from FNS (Food & Nutrition Service) for the most improved Food Stamp Application Timeliness in the Ohio. Laura Embry received the award on our behalf at the Midwest Partners in Program Improvement Conference …

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Jul
28
Access to Public Assistance Cases Limited on July 29

On July 29, Hamilton County JFS staff will be unable to access many of the computer systems utilized for public assistance cases (Ohio Works First, food assistance, and Medicaid).  This is the result of a planned statewide upgrade and means …

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Jun
30
Good News Happening at JFS

We have received some good news at our agency the past month and I would like to share. I have great pride and joy in the work of my staff, so I always like to point out their success when …

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Jan
29
A phone number that never changes

People often turn to the services that Hamilton County Job & Family Services provides when they are facing change and turmoil in their lives.  Sometimes when we try to reach out to them, we find that the phone number they …

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Nov
30
JFS Provides Support, and Path Out, to Those in Poverty

Poverty is an important and growing discussion topic in Cincinnati. Several recent reports have detailed concerns with the number of local children and families living in poverty. I believe we have an important role in the discussion as the community …

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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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