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Lighthouse CEO: Issue 9 is Important for Our Community’s Future

October 19, 2018

"The staff at Hamilton County Job and Family Services is doing all they can to serve our abused and neglected children," said Paul Haffner, Lighthouse President and CEO. "If we actually give them the funding that they need and deserve, we can do incredible things for our kids."

What You Need to Know About the Children’s Services Levy

October 17, 2018

"If nothing changes, JFS, the agency responsible for placing children in foster care, will run out of money in three years, county financial experts have said. This is the result of an increase in demand coupled with state cuts."

Cincinnati’s Ban on Public Homeless Hinges on Shelter Capacity; When Are They Full?

October 3, 2018

Teams of coordinated outreach workers from Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., Greater Cincinnati Behavior Health, Cincinnati VA Medical Center and Lighthouse Youth Services open a case for a person sleeping on the streets. Files remain open for 90 days, the window of time used to make a count of people experiencing homelessness who are not in a shelter. On Aug. 21 – the day after the homeless camp was disbanded – the 90-day count of people sleeping on the streets stood at 297.

Children of the Opioid Epidemic Face Neglect, Trauma

October 3, 2018

The children of the opioid epidemic, removed from parents who are addicted or found dead from an overdose, are flooding a system mandated to protect them but overwhelmed with their numbers. The number of children in the care of Hamilton County Job and Family Services grew from 2,515 in 2015 to 3,556 in 2017. Our community's children need you.

Lighthouse Promotes Jodi Harding to COO

August 28, 2018

“Jodi has played an important role in the evolution of Lighthouse as a clinical service provider, and we are thrilled to recognize her leadership and contributions to the agency,” said Paul Haffner, Lighthouse President and CEO. “We are confident she will be even more effective as our COO.”

Take a Closer Look at Lighthouse

July 19, 2018

Let's get to know each other. Don't miss this opportunity to hear first-hand about the work of advancing the dignity and well-being of children, youth, and families in need.