Jan
08
Federal government shutdown impact

Hamilton County residents who receive public assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program or the federal Medicaid program, should not see changes in their assistance at least through the end of January. …

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Jan
04
BMV offering reinstatement fee waivers to benefit recipients

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is offering to waive the reinstatement fee for driver’s licenses and permits for state residents receiving public assistance benefits from Job and Family Services. This offer, which does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses …

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Dec
20
Fatherhood Initiative featured in Enquirer

An opinion column in a recent edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer highlighted Hamilton County Job and Family Service’s efforts to revive the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County.  The collaborative will work to better serve and value fathers involved with HCJFS, as well as …

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Nov
27
Support foster kids through the FAMILY Fund

On this Giving Tuesday, HCJFS has a way to help foster children make college visits, provide toiletries or toys to abused children and aid low-income families with needs beyond job assistance, food and medical care. Hamilton County Job and Family …

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Nov
15
Applying for Benefits? Check out the Ohio Benefits Self-Service Portal Tutorial.

This new video helps explain how to apply for assistance. 

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Nov
13
New program aims to improve child care quality

As mandated by the State of Ohio, Family Child Care Providers must be Step Up to Quality rated by 2020 to continue serving children who receive publicly funded child care benefits. Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five-star quality rating and …

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Nov
13
Children’s Services staff recognized

Director Moira Weir was honored this past weekend to pick up an award for our Children’s Services section. The Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers selected HCJFS as the best of all public and private agencies in …

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Nov
08
Adoption Day was a great day for families

We had a great day Friday in Judge Ted Winkler’s courtroom – 13 children in foster care officially joined their adoptive families. The courtroom was full of reporters and photographers, documenting each of the nine separate ceremonies. Parents cried. The …

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Nov
02
Today’s the day. Thirteen children will join nine families. Watch live.

Thirteen children will be adopted into nine families Friday, Nov. 2, as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 12th annual mass adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Month. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in Judge Ralph …

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Nov
01
Hamilton County JFS part of employment grant for heroin recovery.

Ohio’s workforce is expected to get an $8 million infusion to combat chronic absenteeism, drug-positive tests, productivity issues and a general lack of employees that have followed the opioid epidemic into the workplace. The money will go to an array …

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