Jun
19
June is Fatherhood Month, HCJFS is making dads a priority

June is National Fatherhood Month.  At HCJFS, we’ve been working for a while now to honor fathers and help them do their best for their families.  We relaunched the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County this year. The collaborative is a …

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Jun
11
Pro Seniors Launches Legal Toolkits Section

Thousands of Ohio seniors ignore their legal problems or simply give up trying to find a solution because they believe they cannot afford legal advice. Pro Seniors, a legal aid organization for seniors, has launched a Legal Toolkits section on …

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Jun
06
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day, a day to bring awareness to the issue of elder abuse and other forms of harm to those over the age of 65.  Hamilton County has an Adult Protective Services unit that helps protect …

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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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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
31
Kinship stipends start in early June

I am extremely excited about a new program designed to help the hundreds of grandparents, aunts, uncles and other kinship caregivers who take care of children in our custody. In May, we launched a kinship stipend program and early this …

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May
29
New Child Support Payment Cards to be Issued by July 1, Current Cards Discontinued after Balance Hits $0

Participants in Ohio’s Child Support program will soon receive new payment cards with perks that include an app for checking balance and transaction history. The new smiONE Visa cards will be issued prior to July 1, replacing e-QuickPay Debit Mastercards. …

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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
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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May
20
Job and Family Services Planning Committee to meet May 31

Hamilton County’s Job and Family Services Planning Committee will meet Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 222 E. Central Parkway in Room 6SE701.

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