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Here are some video tutorials helpful if you are a new visitor or otherwise unfamiliar with the services provided by the Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection. We have detailed videos on how to find local resources, and how to share documents helpful in service connection. We also have a video that

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Shared by Stefan Densmore, M.S., President/CEO United Resource Connection May 14, 2019

New grants available for foster care students at Cincinnati State

This is great news for teens in foster care who are considering attending Cincinnati State – and even for students formerly in foster care. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he wants to make sure kids who are in foster care (or have been) get the same access to higher education as other

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS June 14, 2019

We wore purple for elder abuse awareness

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day, a day to bring awareness to the issue of elder abuse and other forms of harm to those over the age of 65. HCJFS staff wore purple today to mark the occasion.   Hamilton County has an Adult Protective Services unit that helps protect senior

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS June 14, 2019

Homelessness in Cincinnati

Homelessness in Cincinnati is on the decline but there are areas of concern   Last year our local homeless services system served more than 12,000 people. Now released, our annual impact report “Home” gives an overview of homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. And the strides we are making with our supporters to end

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Shared by Kevin Finn, President & CEO, Strategies to End Homelessness June 12, 2019

Pro Seniors Launches Legal Toolkits Section

Thousands of Ohio seniors ignore their legal problems or simply give up trying to find a solution because they believe they cannot afford legal advice. Pro Seniors, a legal aid organization for seniors, has launched a Legal Toolkits section on its website at https://www.proseniors.org/toolkits/ that provides self-help information to help

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS June 11, 2019

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day, a day to bring awareness to the issue of elder abuse and other forms of harm to those over the age of 65.  Hamilton County has an Adult Protective Services unit that helps protect senior citizens from physical abuse, neglect by caregivers, self-neglect, exploitation

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS June 6, 2019

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 honors graduating foster youth still in the custody of the

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS June 3, 2019

Continuum of Care 2019 Application Forms & Deadlines

Strategies to End Homelessness is pleased to accept grant applications for HUD’s 2019 Continuum of Care for the Homeless program in the Cincinnati/Hamilton County, OH area. HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability for 2019 has not yet been released, but we anticipate that HUD will send out the notification, soon. Deadlines

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Shared by Kevin Finn, President & CEO, Strategies to End Homelessness May 31, 2019

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 month will begin paying kinship families $350 per month, per

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS May 31, 2019

How revenge makes it fair

Unfairness arises in situations of powerlessness, disrespect and a lack of reciprocity in your most intimate relationships. Often in relationships you want something or someone to change, but you cannot make it happen, which fuels your desire to defend against this feeling of impotence. Sometimes you cannot even get your

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger May 30, 2019

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. All child support consumers will receive a letter in early

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS May 29, 2019

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