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."
You can Help Protect Children, Vote for Issue 9: Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy
October 12, 2018
Hamilton County Children's Services helped more than 20,000 kids last year - an increase of almost 20% over 5 years ago. These families are dealing with more trauma, requiring longer, more intensive treatment. You can help. Support Issue 9, the Hamilton County Children's Services Levy. #VoteForChildren
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.
Opinion: Children’s Services Levy would keep families together, children safe
August 28, 2018
Right now, there’s a child feeling scared and alone, confused about why they can’t be with their family. It’s a heartbreaking scene that plays out every day in Hamilton County. We can make a difference for them. We can protect them. We can provide a safety net.
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.”
You’re Creating a Better Future: Lighthouse Summer Newsletter
August 16, 2018
The latest edition of Lighthouse Views features your positive impact.
Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy on November Ballot
August 14, 2018
The Hamilton County Children's Services levy funds critical services to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in our community
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.