May
03
May is Fraud Awareness Month

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio, and HCJFS is spreading the word that “Fraud Costs All of Us.” Each year, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services disburses more than $2 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

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Apr
10
Ohio Means Jobs employee earns county recognition

Brandy Scott-Herman, a career coach supervisor at OhioMeansJobs, just won a Hamilton County Circle of Excellence award for Outstanding Service. Here is part of her nomination: “Brandy Scott-Herman guided and grew a program in 2019 that literally helped thousands of …

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Mar
25
Williams “embraces the difficult” with help from HCJFS

Delores Williams is tough, and she is used to hard work. But getting her Commercial Driver’s License was a different kind of challenge. She worked in concrete construction for 16 years, but when she was sidelined by an injury, she …

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Mar
18
Family and Adult Assistance unit reduces backlog

In early 2014, the Ohio Department of Medicaid worked with the counties to convert all the active Medicaid cases in the state to a new eligibility system called Ohio Benefits Worker Portal. With this conversion came a lot of new …

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Mar
15
County job-training program puts Cincinnati man in the driver’s seat

  With help from Hamilton County Job & Family Services, Obadiah Cheatham went from searching for a decent job to fielding offers from several employers. You might say HCJFS put him in the driver’s seat. Obadiah Cheatham, and two of …

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Feb
08
Prevention/Retention/Contingency (PRC) program growing

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) PRC team is expanding again. Just a few short months ago the PRC team consisted of three staff members which grew to five and will expand to seven staff during February. Additional …

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Jan
31
Street Reach can help homeless people escape the cold.

Colder temperatures can be deadly for those with no place to stay. Strategies to End Homelessness has created an easy way to get help if you see a person in need of shelter.  The Street Reach app is available for …

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Jan
28
Hamilton County launches food drive to mitigate shutdown impact

Hamilton County Commissioners today announced a county-wide Food and Fund Drive to stock the Freestore Foodbank so it can be ready to help local pantries with an expected surge in food assistance requests during February and March. 100,000 Hamilton County …

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Jan
28
Four employees honored for exemplary service

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the fourth quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of six nominations, are: Sonya Bass, a home provider specialist in Child Care, in …

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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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