Sep
10
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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Aug
30
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: FosterAndAdopt.jfs.ohio.gov/kinship. “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home, but there are far too …

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Aug
09
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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Aug
06
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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Aug
01
Child support amnesty offered in August

A suspended driver’s license is a roadblock to working and paying child support. Everyone loses when a child’s basic needs go unmet. Re-establishing regular child support payments is the most successful outcome for children and their parents. In August, Hamilton …

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Aug
01
We want to make the child support process simpler

Hamilton County Job and Family Services helps more than 250,000 county residents each month with child support. The goal is a simple, seamless process for parents, so children receive support to meet their basic needs. Visit our Child Support page …

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Jul
17
Use your food benefits at these Hamilton County farmers’ markets

The Ohio Direction Card is accepted at eight farmers’ markets in Hamilton County. Many more markets across the state also accept the card. Hamilton County locations include:  Findlay Market Farmers’ Market 1801 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202  8 a.m. to …

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Jul
09
We are looking for teen mentees

If you know a teenager in foster care, a group home or independent living in the northern areas of Hamilton County, please let us know. We are looking for kids attending school in the Colerain, Lakota, Princeton districts or in the …

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Jun
25
Welcome to our redesigned website

We have redesigned our website. We wanted to make the site more welcoming and easier to navigate. We’ve added more pictures and an easier to read typeface, we hope you like the changes. A recent addition to the site is the Initiatives …

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Jun
19
June is Fatherhood Month, HCJFS is making dads a priority

June is National Fatherhood Month.  At HCJFS, we’ve been working for a while now to honor fathers and help them do their best for their families.  We relaunched the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County this year. The collaborative is a …

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