Apr
26
Fatherhood Collaborative gets noticed

This year, HCJFS helped re-launch the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County. Recently, Local 12 – WKRC took notice and filed this report on the effort and one of the fathers involved. 

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Apr
11
St. John School donates books for children at HCJFS

To celebrate Right to Read (April 1-5), Saint John the Baptist School on Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township collected books to donate to HCJFS. The goal is to foster a love of learning. Students were encouraged and provided opportunities …

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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
29
Efforts underway to strengthen JFS

 Among the many things learned in my 12 years as director of Job and Family Services: organizations can always make themselves better.   Of course, this applies to everything in life. Never grow comfortable and always reevaluate how you can …

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Mar
25
Williams “embraces the difficult” with help from HCJFS

Delores Williams is tough, and she is used to hard work. But getting her Commercial Driver’s License was a different kind of challenge. She worked in concrete construction for 16 years, but when she was sidelined by an injury, she …

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Mar
20
Public hearing on agency’s Title XX plan

Hamilton County Job and Family Services will hold a public hearing on the agency’s Title XX plan on March 29.  Title XX is a flexible federal funding source. HCJFS receives through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services through …

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Mar
18
Family and Adult Assistance unit reduces backlog

In early 2014, the Ohio Department of Medicaid worked with the counties to convert all the active Medicaid cases in the state to a new eligibility system called Ohio Benefits Worker Portal. With this conversion came a lot of new …

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Mar
15
County job-training program puts Cincinnati man in the driver’s seat

  With help from Hamilton County Job & Family Services, Obadiah Cheatham went from searching for a decent job to fielding offers from several employers. You might say HCJFS put him in the driver’s seat. Obadiah Cheatham, and two of …

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Mar
04
Transforming child welfare in the 21st Century

 Later this month, a group of child welfare leaders from around the nation will meet in Arlington, Va., to discuss a vision for the 21st Century Child Welfare System. I am very excited to have received an invite to that, …

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