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

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

September named Kinship Care Month

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed September as National Kinship Care Month.  The proclamation reads: WHEREAS, the abuse and neglect of children in our nation and our community is an ongoing problem, with nearly 20,000 abused and neglected children receiving services from Hamilton County Job and Family Services

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS September 26, 2019

St. Joseph Orphanage and Pressley Ridge to Help Launch New Program that Places Former Foster Children on Path to Self-Sufficiency

St. Joseph Orphanage and Pressley Ridge have been chosen to operate an innovative program aimed at helping local foster children transition to adulthood using a youth-centered, trauma-informed approach. GreenLight Fund Cincinnati and Hamilton County Job and Family Services have teamed up to bring First Place for Youth to Cincinnati and

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS September 25, 2019

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