Feb
23
New name, new focus on long-term economic sustainability

Economic Sustainability. Just two words. But two words that mean a lot.   We’ve chosen Economic Sustainability as the new name for our former client services department, which includes Family and Adult Assistance, OhioMeansJobs, Workforce Development, Child Care and other programs. We feel …

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Feb
16
Engaging our employees for Black History Month

We talk a lot at the agency about diversity and inclusion and we’re working diligently to develop a robust plan to bring more equity to the way we work. It’s one of the priorities you’ll hear me talk about often.  We take February, Black …

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Feb
02
A new weekly note from Director Michael Patton

Hello everyone! I am thrilled and honored to begin my new role as director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. I look forward to working with leaders from all over the community to make sure HCJFS continues to be the same effective safety …

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Aug
02
Experienced leader takes over HCJFS while search continues

Amy Story, a veteran leader at Hamilton County Job and Family Services, takes over as interim director while county officials continue looking for a new executive director. Story joined the agency in 1990 and has held many leadership positions, in …

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Jul
13
Can you help us show some kindness to kids?

Kindness for Kids is underway. We’re collecting back-to-school items for our kinship families who have stepped up to take care of kids, often without much support. Visit our list today and see how you might be able to fill a …

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Jun
29
We’re looking for a new director

We are looking for a new director to replace veteran leader Tim McCartney, who is retiring after 30 years at JFS.  The job posting is here. But there’s so much more to say about all that goes into this important role. …

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Jun
25
HCJFS launches safe sleep tour Monday in Cincinnati neighborhoods

To help prevent babies from dying in unsafe sleep situations, Hamilton County Job and Family Services begins on Monday an unprecedented prevention campaign.   HCJFS workers will visit neighborhoods to talk to parents of infants and distribute free Halo swaddles …

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May
03
Title XX hearing May 28

Title XX is a flexible federal funding source that Hamilton County Job and Family Services receives through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) based on an annual allocation. This allocated money is used in the operation of …

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Mar
16
Hundreds of Hamilton County residents connected to pandemic relief

Hundreds of Hamilton County residents struggling because of Covid-19 got direct access to help Tuesday night during the county’s “relief-a-thon.” Hamilton County Job and Family Services and the Hamilton County administration joined with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and …

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Mar
08
Cincinnati among locations for mass vaccine clinics, pop-up clinic

Gov. Mike DeWine announced that 15 long-term mass vaccination clinics will open throughout Ohio to significantly expand regional access to COVID-19 vaccines. One of the clinics will be in Cincinnati. The others: Lima, Maumee, Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Youngstown, Chillicothe, Marietta, …

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