Jan
18
Food Benefits loaded Jan. 16 are for February

For those already receiving Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program benefits (commonly referred to as SNAP or Food Stamps) you will likely notice an early issuance of your February benefits, with those benefits being available on or soon after January 16, …

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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
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
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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Oct
30
OMJ-CinHam exceeds expectations in annual review

A recent one-year survey of Ohio Means Jobs-Hamilton County performance shows that Hamilton County outperformed similar metropolitan counties and showed substantial improvement over the previous 12 months in providing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services. OMJ-CinHam, operated by Hamilton …

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Oct
18
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returning in 2019

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County will re-launch next year after a two-year hiatus. The collaborative is meant to give community members a tool to meet challenges specific to fathers when dealing with community service organizations. The …

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Oct
12
Four employees recognized for making HCJFS better

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the third quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of 20 nominees, are: Jessica Mills, an eligibility technician in Workforce Development, in the …

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