Apr
14
A virtual meetup of dads on fathering in the pandemic

Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families hosts an online event Saturday, April 18 to hear from fathers across Ohio about fathering in the COVID-19 pandemic, and to offer resources to those in need. Being a Dad can be hard …

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Apr
02
Drive-thru in a SNAP

Ohio residents who receive food assistance can now shop online and pick up groceries in their cars. Federal rules say SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits cannot be used for food delivery. But retailers are no longer required to submit …

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Apr
02
Nonprofit? Learn how to apply for federal help

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is encouraging nonprofits and business partners to apply for funding from the Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic …

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Apr
01
Three weeks in

It’s been 22 days since Governor DeWine initially declared a state of emergency in Ohio. While there were things happening related to the coronavirus prior to that, that March 9 declaration began to really change our world. We began limiting …

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Mar
11
Coronavirus: We’re preparing, not panicking

Interim Director Tim McCartney, along with Hamilton County administrators, continues to closely monitor the rapidly evolving Coronavirus information and take precautionary measures. Employees are being asked to conduct as much business as possible online or over the phone and 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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Jan
17
Our offices will be closed Monday

The agency will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The third Monday of January is designated as a federal holiday to commemorate the civil rights leader’s birthday and celebrate his legacy. He was …

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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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Dec
12
Staying Power: Meet Bonita Wood

It’s not uncommon to meet someone here who has worked for HCJFS for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years. In fact, we have 30 employees who have worked here more than three decades each. In a time when people don’t …

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Nov
07
Offices Closed Monday

Our offices will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. 

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