Jun
03
It’s a Celebration! Hamilton County Honors Foster Youth Who Overcame Obstacles to Graduate High School

Nearly 60 young people who overcame child abuse and neglect to graduate high school will be recognized Thursday night at the community’s 20th annual Celebration of Dreams event. Celebration of Dreams, hosted by Hamilton County Job and Family Services, annually …

Read More
May
31
Kinship stipends start in early June

I am extremely excited about a new program designed to help the hundreds of grandparents, aunts, uncles and other kinship caregivers who take care of children in our custody. In May, we launched a kinship stipend program and early this …

Read More
May
29
New Child Support Payment Cards to be Issued by July 1, Current Cards Discontinued after Balance Hits $0

Participants in Ohio’s Child Support program will soon receive new payment cards with perks that include an app for checking balance and transaction history. The new smiONE Visa cards will be issued prior to July 1, replacing e-QuickPay Debit Mastercards. …

Read More
May
28
Foster graduates celebrate their dreams next week

High school can be tough. So can foster care. Graduating from high school while in foster care is so tough that less than 40 percent of children in foster care make it. Next Thursday, June 6, more than 50 children …

Read More
May
20
Job and Family Services Planning Committee to meet May 31

Hamilton County’s Job and Family Services Planning Committee will meet Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 222 E. Central Parkway in Room 6SE701.

Read More
May
10
County helps kin care for children through new monthly stipend

Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody will receive financial assistance from the county under a new program launching this month. Hamilton County Job and Family Services created a kinship stipend program …

Read More
May
06
Thank you to 675 special families

May is National Foster Care Month and according to the latest figures from the state, we have 675 certified foster homes in Hamilton County. This month, I am sending a special “thank you” to 675 wonderful families that made the …

Read More
Apr
10
We wore blue today to raise awareness of child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, we wear blue to show our support for awareness. Thanks to everyone who waved and honked during our group photo this morning. 

Read More
Apr
05
Ohio House recognizes Children’s Services section

The Ohio House of Representatives recently recognized our agency’s Children’s Services section. The house issued a proclamation honoring the section being named Agency of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter.   The Ohio Chapter of the …

Read More
Mar
29
Efforts underway to strengthen JFS

 Among the many things learned in my 12 years as director of Job and Family Services: organizations can always make themselves better.   Of course, this applies to everything in life. Never grow comfortable and always reevaluate how you can …

Read More