McCartney Named Agency’s Interim Director

Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ Chief Operating Officer Tim McCartney has been named interim director of JFS and will assume those duties when Director Moira Weir leaves in early March. The Board of County Commissioners appointed McCartney today. The commissioners did not specify a time frame to fill the

Read More
Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS February 13, 2020

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

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

JFS will always be special

You may have heard already that I will soon leave JFS to accept the position as the first woman to lead the United Way of Greater Cincinnati as CEO/President. I do this with extreme mixed emotions. While I am excited to lead an organization helping hundreds of thousands of children

Read More
Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS February 3, 2020

Fatherhood Collaborative wraps its first year back

Bethany House’s Peg Dierkers speaks to the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 The Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County wrapped up the first year of its rebirth on Tuesday.  Hamilton County Job and Family Services led an effort to reform the collaborative after a two-year absence. HCJFS

Read More
Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS December 11, 2019

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

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

Cooperative offers computers starting at $130

The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need to get low-cost, guaranteed computers. Complete laptop or desktop systems start at $150. There is a $20 instant rebate available this holiday season to make the price even lower.  The cooperative sells exclusively to public assistance

Read More
Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS November 27, 2019

Offices closed Thursday and Friday

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The post Offices closed Thursday and Friday appeared first on Hamilton County Job & Family Services. Visit Original Source at HCJFS.org

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

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

Subscribe to our Weekly Summary of Local Social Service News

Get a weekly email of all new posts.