Jan
13
Project Lift aims to help families escape poverty

Project Lift is a unique public/private partnership designed to support Hamilton County families on a journey to self-sufficiency. The goal is to reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. Project Lift, which has helped 455 Hamilton County families since launching in …

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Jan
02
2019 sets groundwork for even greater 2020

As we say goodbye to 2019 and look ahead to the new year, I am very excited about what JFS has accomplished and where it is headed. Last year started off a bit rocky with a partial government shutdown, but …

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Dec
27
Kinship program helps hundreds of families in first six months

More than 400 kinship families were helped this year by a new kinship stipend program.  JFS launched the program in June to help Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody.  The kinship stipend …

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Dec
19
Higher Education Mentoring Initiative continues to help foster children

The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative held its annual scholarship dinner Dec. 18 and honored dozens of foster children with scholarships to aid in their academic success. Job and Family Services Director Moira Weir’s idea to start a mentoring organization to …

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Dec
09
We like Mike: Step grandpa becomes dad

The world needs more Mike McQueens. This man adopted the grandchildren of his former wife in one of the most heartwarming hearings on our National Adoption Day. Please check out this great story and wonderful photos. Thank you to Terry DeMio, Meg …

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Dec
03
Two wonderful words: “Life-changing”

Our agency has been going through a self-examination as part of a re-branding effort. You will soon see the product of those efforts, but I want to discuss something that touched me as we went through the process. One of …

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Nov
04
Weir receives Community Action Agency honor

Hamilton County Job and Family Services Director Moira Weir won the 2019 Community Action Agency David Crowley Board Award. David Crowley dedicated his life to social services and community action. The David Crowley Board Award is presented to a Community …

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Nov
01
Staying Power fuels JFS

Our agency recently launched a campaign to recognize those we lean on while helping nearly half a million Hamilton County residents every year. Our 800+ employees work every day so many in this community can have better tomorrows. Among the …

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Oct
30
Fourteen children to Unite with “Forever Families” at Friday Mass Adoption Ceremony

Fourteen children will be adopted into eight families Friday, Nov. 1, as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 13th annual mass adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Month. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in Judge …

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Sep
30
Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We …

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