Child support amnesty offered in August

A suspended driver’s license is a roadblock to working and paying child support. Everyone loses when a child’s basic needs go unmet. Re-establishing regular child support payments is the most successful outcome for children and their parents. In August, Hamilton …

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Use your food benefits at these Hamilton County farmers’ markets

The Ohio Direction Card is accepted at eight farmers’ markets in Hamilton County. Many more markets across the state also accept the card. Hamilton County locations include:  Findlay Market Farmers’ Market 1801 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202  8 a.m. to …

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Offices will be closed July 4 & 5

HCJFS offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, 2019, and resume regular hours on Monday, July 8. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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