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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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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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
01
One web stop for benefits

If you need to apply or manage benefits, or check eligibility, you can do it all in one place on the web.  The Ohio Benefits Portal is the home for doing all these things. 

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