Oct
03
ABCs of safe sleep: We’re helping get this important message out

We’re helping our partner, Cradle Cincinnati, and the state of Ohio get out a very important message about how babies should sleep. After news of an increase in sleep-related deaths in the county, we sent a recorded message today to …

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Sep
30
Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We …

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Sep
27
One-Stop Resource Center opens today in Justice Center

  Service providers are teaming up to deliver direct support for citizens in one place – the Hamilton County Justice Center.  The Hamilton County One-Stop Resource Center will be available today and every final Friday of the month in the …

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Sep
26
September named Kinship Care Month

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed September as National Kinship Care Month.  The proclamation reads: WHEREAS, the abuse and neglect of children in our nation and our community is an ongoing problem, with nearly 20,000 abused and neglected …

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Sep
25
St. Joseph Orphanage and Pressley Ridge to Help Launch New Program that Places Former Foster Children on Path to Self-Sufficiency

St. Joseph Orphanage and Pressley Ridge have been chosen to operate an innovative program aimed at helping local foster children transition to adulthood using a youth-centered, trauma-informed approach. GreenLight Fund Cincinnati and Hamilton County Job and Family Services have teamed …

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Sep
17
Job and Family Services Planning Committee to meet Sept. 27

Hamilton County’s Job and Family Services Planning Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 222 E. Central Parkway in Room 6SE701.

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Sep
13
Our employees = our Staying Power

It’s not uncommon to meet someone who has worked for Hamilton County Job and Family Services for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years. In fact, we have 30 employees who have worked here more than three decades each. In a …

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Sep
10
September is Kinship Care Month

When we say a child is in kinship care, it means that when the child was no longer able to safely live with parents, a relative or a non-relative adult who has a bond with the child (maybe a teacher, …

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Aug
28
Taking care of the caretakers

Trauma can have life-long consequences.    We see the effects every day: trauma from leaving home and family, trauma from abuse or neglect, trauma from a family member’s mental illness or substance use, trauma from living in poverty.   We never …

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Aug
09
Local adoptive family featured by Good Morning America

BJ and Calena Durel’s story of adopting two girls while pregnant with twins, is making national news. The couple was featured this week on the Good Morning America website. The couple had been providing respite care (providing breaks for foster …

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