WVXU Looks at Impact of Heroin Crisis

The heroin crisis is creating new challenges for HCJFS as it cares for the children impacted. WVXU took a look at the problem recently. Here is their story.

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Heart Gallery is celebrating one year anniversary

We’re about to celebrate the first anniversary of our Heart Gallery, our traveling collection of professional photographs of some of our kids in foster care who are looking for adoptive families.

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Meet our March birthday kids

Say hello to some wonderful kids in foster care who are celebrating birthdays this month.

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Workshop offers youth perspectives

Professionals who work with youth and those they serve are invited to a workshop on March 27 to engage and hear the voices of youth.

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Help Us #bring40back

New statistics show that Hamilton County has more than 1,100 children in certified foster care - the most in at least 20 years. Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services, is calling for help.

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Could you be #theone for Tyler?

Tyler is an energetic and sweet young man who would like an active family with pets or a few brothers he can play with. He loves to be outside where he can swim, ride his bike, shoot some hoops or jump on the trampoline. Tyler is on a basketball team and will play any position because he just likes to be in the game and run around with his friends.

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We Need Foster Parents

We currently have more than 1,100 children in certified foster care. This might be the highest number in JFS history, certainly within the past 20 years. On any given day, we have more than 2,100 children in custody. In addition to the 1,100 children in certified foster homes, the remaining 1,000 are children living with relatives or family friends, teenagers living on their own and preparing for life after foster care, or children living in residential centers, group homes or medical facilities.

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AluChem donates coats

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Looking back at 2016

Throughout the year we organize events that let our children in foster care know they are loved and give them opportunities to learn, grow and meet prospective families.

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A Boy’s Happy Response to Adoption

We loved this story out of Phoenix. This is why we do the work we do:

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