Former foster child paying it forward after mentor helped him succeed

From even the worst of circumstances, a resilient child can rise. But it usually takes help. The chaos of poverty, substance abuse, foster care and other social ills can swallow up many young people. Most are overwhelmed by their circumstances and mere survival is success. There are others who rise to the challenge, not only surviving, but overcoming, achieving

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS February 10, 2020

We like Mike: Step grandpa becomes dad

The world needs more Mike McQueens. This man adopted the grandchildren of his former wife in one of the most heartwarming hearings on our National Adoption Day. Please check out this great story and wonderful photos. Thank you to Terry DeMio, Meg Vogel and The Enquirer for taking the time to really

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS December 9, 2019

Governor DeWine Announces Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, Regional Forums

Ohio now has a new Children Services Transformation Advisory Council aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families. The advisory council was created to build on the historic investments included in the State Operating Budget providing more opportunities

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS November 7, 2019

Staying Power fuels JFS

Our agency recently launched a campaign to recognize those we lean on while helping nearly half a million Hamilton County residents every year. Our 800+ employees work every day so many in this community can have better tomorrows. Among the work: Protecting children and the elderly Ensuring families have access

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS November 1, 2019

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