Jul
09
We are looking for teen mentees

If you know a teenager in foster care, a group home or independent living in the northern areas of Hamilton County, please let us know. We are looking for kids attending school in the Colerain, Lakota, Princeton districts or in the …

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Jun
03
It’s a Celebration! Hamilton County Honors Foster Youth Who Overcame Obstacles to Graduate High School

Nearly 60 young people who overcame child abuse and neglect to graduate high school will be recognized Thursday night at the community’s 20th annual Celebration of Dreams event. Celebration of Dreams, hosted by Hamilton County Job and Family Services, annually …

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May
28
Foster graduates celebrate their dreams next week

High school can be tough. So can foster care. Graduating from high school while in foster care is so tough that less than 40 percent of children in foster care make it. Next Thursday, June 6, more than 50 children …

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May
10
County helps kin care for children through new monthly stipend

Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody will receive financial assistance from the county under a new program launching this month. Hamilton County Job and Family Services created a kinship stipend program …

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May
06
Thank you to 675 special families

May is National Foster Care Month and according to the latest figures from the state, we have 675 certified foster homes in Hamilton County. This month, I am sending a special “thank you” to 675 wonderful families that made the …

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Apr
15
Partnership yields new videos

Our agency works to find homes for children in agency care through our website, HCKids.org, as well as social media, and special events. Another way we help spread the word is through a partnership with Grant Me Hope. Grant Me …

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Apr
10
We wore blue today to raise awareness of child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, we wear blue to show our support for awareness. Thanks to everyone who waved and honked during our group photo this morning. 

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Apr
05
Ohio House recognizes Children’s Services section

The Ohio House of Representatives recently recognized our agency’s Children’s Services section. The house issued a proclamation honoring the section being named Agency of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter.   The Ohio Chapter of the …

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Mar
11
Author and actor donates books and toys to foster kids

New York-based author and actor Brandon T. Snider was back in his hometown of Cincinnati recently when a video of a child in foster care caught his eye. “Makayla had such a bright, curious spirit. She was bursting with energy …

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Mar
07
Foster Parents, don’t forget about our photo tool

Foster parents and kinship parents: Don’t forget that JFS has a tool to collect pictures of children so we can document their life in life books. The tool provides a safe and secure way for you to upload photos that …

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