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Lighthouse Foster Mom on Importance of Children’s Services Levy

November 7, 2018

Kim Davis said the children she and her husband, Keith, have fostered have required extensive mental and behavioral health services to work through the trauma they had experienced. "All of those services are through Hamilton County," she said. "Without those services, I don't know where we would be. I don't know where the children would be. Emotionally, it would be so much harder for them to heal."

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.