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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McCartney Named Agency’s Interim Director

Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ Chief Operating Officer Tim McCartney has been named interim director of JFS and will assume those duties when Director Moira Weir leaves in early March. The Board of County Commissioners appointed McCartney today. The …

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Fatherhood Collaborative wraps its first year back

The Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County wrapped up the first year of its rebirth on Tuesday.  Hamilton County Job and Family Services led an effort to reform the collaborative after a two-year absence. HCJFS Fatherhood Coordinator Calvin Williams spoke about the …

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Governor DeWine Announces Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, Regional Forums

Ohio now has a new Children Services Transformation Advisory Council aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families. The advisory council was created to build on the historic …

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Adoption Day: Annabella’s parents are over the moon

Annabella will be one of 14 kids adopted on Friday as part of our commemoration of National Adoption Month. But she has even a loftier goal in mind – she plans to become a princess. Annabella is 5 and she’ll …

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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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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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New Website Offers Resources for Ohio’s Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children: “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home, but there are far too …

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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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Director Weir recognized as a Woman of Influence

HCJFS Director Moira Weir was recognized by Venue Magazine as a woman of influence in our community.  The award honors women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated leadership, professional achievement, and continuous contribution to …

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