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Increased Calls for Help

During the first eight months of 2021 there were increased calls for help to our Central Access Point Helpline. There was a 58% increase in the number of calls for help to our Central Access Point Helpline compared to the same period in 2020. As we all know, the need

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Shared by Strategies to End Homelessness October 1, 2021

A visit from the new ODJFS director

Matt Damschroder, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, visited Cincinnati today to meet with leaders of Hamilton County JFS for a conversation about successful programs and emerging needs. He wanted an “in-person understanding of what you face and what needs you have,” he told Interim Director

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Shared by Hamilton County Job & Family Services September 27, 2021

Spreading awareness about infant mortality

At JFS, we work hard to spread the word about the safest way for babies to sleep – alone, on their backs and with nothing in their crib or playpen. But we also want to help bring attention to infant mortality and the other reasons, besides unsafe sleep, that babies

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Shared by Hamilton County Job & Family Services September 4, 2021

National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022. In order for 988

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Hamilton County Public Health has released a document addressing the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Questions like “Wasn’t the vaccine created too quickly?”; “Doesn’t the vaccine alter my DNA?”; “What do you mean by variants?”, and much more. You can download it here, and see a preview

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 2, 2021

Experienced leader takes over HCJFS while search continues

Amy Story, a veteran leader at Hamilton County Job and Family Services, takes over as interim director while county officials continue looking for a new executive director. Story joined the agency in 1990 and has held many leadership positions, in Quality Assurance, Child Care and Children’s Services. For the last

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Shared by Hamilton County Job & Family Services August 2, 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines Change in Substantial Spread Areas

CDC: Hamilton County Seeing Substantial Spread COVID-19 Guidelines Change in Substantial Spread Areas Hamilton County, OH……All of Hamilton County, including the City of Cincinnati have been identified as an area of “substantial spread” of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Substantial spread occurs when an area

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Shared by Hamilton County Public Health July 30, 2021

Funding Prioritization Event To Be Held Virtually 8/13 – See Article for Login Details

Attention CoC Funded Agencies, Community Members, and Friends August 13th 2021 at 1:00 pm, we will hold the Community Prioritization Event (CPE) for the 2021 Cincinnati/Hamilton County OH-500 Continuum of Care Competition. CoC-Funded agencies are required to attend and participate. All community members, partners and friends are welcome! We especially

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Shared by Strategies to End Homelessness July 22, 2021

Hamilton County Job & Family Services Requesting Donations for Kids
(See their Amazon Wishlist)

We have a generous donor bringing us a big load of backpacks for back-to-school this year. But we could use some help filling them. Kindness for Kids is our new wish list on Amazon, filled with everything from pencils to folders and binders. It can be expensive to stock up

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Shared by Hamilton County Job & Family Services July 13, 2021

HCJFS receives two national awards for innovation

The National Association of Counties granted Hamilton County Job and Family Services two achievement awards this year, honoring work to help kids in foster care get better medical care and changes to help more families who need one-time help. The two awards: Human Services category – “Leveraging TANF/PRC flexibility to

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Shared by Hamilton County Job & Family Services July 12, 2021

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