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

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Shared by Moira Weir February 13, 2020

Social Security website can help small businesses

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the 28.8 million small businesses in the United States represent 99.7% of all U.S. businesses, and employ 56.8 million people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging. If you are a

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Shared by Moira Weir January 23, 2020

Social Security expanding field office hours

As of January 8, field offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can find the closest field office to you using our field office locator . In another move to improve service to the

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Shared by Moira Weir January 22, 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

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Shared by Moira Weir December 11, 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

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Shared by Moira Weir November 27, 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 November 1, 2019

Our Staying power: Meet Melissa Helsinger

It’s not uncommon to meet someone here who has worked for HCJFS for 20 years, 25 years, 30 years. In fact, we have 30 employees who have worked here more than three decades each. In a time when people don’t stay in jobs as much for pensions and retirement, what

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Shared by Moira Weir October 15, 2019

Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We have three pillars of strategy we are pursuing over the

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Shared by Moira Weir September 30, 2019

One-Stop Resource Center opens today in Justice Center

  Service providers are teaming up to deliver direct support for citizens in one place – the Hamilton County Justice Center.  The Hamilton County One-Stop Resource Center will be available today and every final Friday of the month in the lobby of the Justice Center to all Hamilton County residents,

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Shared by Moira Weir September 27, 2019

Housing Applications accepted Sept 9-12

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority will accept pre-applications for its Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 wait list beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, September 9, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, September 12. Pre-applications will be accepted online only at .   The wait list will be filled using a lottery

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Shared by Moira Weir August 28, 2019