Mar
16
State issues guidance on unemployment during COVID-19

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is instructing Ohio employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to share the following mass lay-off number with their employees to speed the processing of unemployment benefits: …

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Mar
16
JFS pledges support through COVID-19 Crisis

Dear JFS Family, As our county struggles with the effects of COVID-19, JFS is doing everything it can to help. This is exactly why our agency exists. Throughout our nearly 75-year history, we have time and time again come through …

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Mar
04
Hamilton County Job and Family Services Launches New Brand: Supporting Families and Changing Lives

Hamilton County Job and Family Services has re-branded, focusing its messaging on the heart of what it does: supporting families and changing lives. Established in 1947, JFS helped Hamilton County families and children for nearly 75 years. The agency protects …

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Mar
04
Leaving on a high note: JFS launches new brand highlighting life-changing work

I write today with mixed feelings. This is my last column as director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. If you don’t know, I will soon join the United Way of Greater Cincinnati as CEO. I am sad to …

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Feb
24
Thousands of food assistance recipients explore Cincinnati Zoo due to discounts

More than 30,000 people have visited the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to feed the giraffes, see Fiona or enjoy the holiday Festival of Lights because of discounts available to food assistance recipients. Hamilton County Job and Family Services and …

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Feb
03
JFS will always be special

You may have heard already that I will soon leave JFS to accept the position as the first woman to lead the United Way of Greater Cincinnati as CEO/President. I do this with extreme mixed emotions. While I am excited …

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Jan
29
JFS Director Moira Weir named new CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Director Moira Weir was named today the first-ever woman to lead the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. She leaves in March. Weir, who had a 27-year career at JFS, started as a Children’s Services worker and held leadership positions throughout …

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Jan
15
We helped with a record number of adoptions last year – 259

Hamilton County Job and Family Services helped facilitate a record number of adoptions last year – 259. That’s 259 kids now living with loving, permanent families. And it’s 25 percent increase over the 207 adoptions we counted in 2018.   …

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Jan
13
Project Lift aims to help families escape poverty

Project Lift is a unique public/private partnership designed to support Hamilton County families on a journey to self-sufficiency. The goal is to reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. Project Lift, which has helped 455 Hamilton County families since launching in …

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Jan
02
2019 sets groundwork for even greater 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and look ahead to the new year, I am very excited about what JFS has accomplished and where it is headed. Last year started off a bit rocky with a partial government shutdown, but …

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