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Community Services & Resources

 
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282 N. Fair Ave | Hamilton, OH 45011­Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities Logo
 
Agency Description:
Provides supports throughout a lifetime for individuals with developmental disabilities. For school-age children, there are a variety of resources available. You may be unsure if your student qualifies for our supports: When in doubt, call! The eligibility process can feel complicated but we’re here to help you along this journey. Services Include;
    • Service and Support Administration
    • Transition Services (including support group)
    • Community Connections
    • Medicaid and Social Security Assistance
    • Employment
    • Family Support Services
 
Project Contacts:  
  • Amy Caldwell, Service and Support Administration Supervisor, school-age support coordinators
  • Mike Sweetin, Transition Services Coordinator
  • Patricia Dawson, Public Relations Coordinator
 
Butler County Children Services logo
300 N. Fair Ave. | Hamilton, OH 45011
 
Agency Description:
Responsible for investigating allegations of abuse or neglect and acting to protect children from harm. Children services works to stabilize the family so that children can remain safely in the home. When children cannot remain safely in the home, children services identifies a temporary, safe home for the child and continues to work with the family so the child can return home. Butler County Children Services is committed to protecting children by strengthening and preserving families. Provides guidance and free training on mandated reporting duties.
 
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Project Contact:
Chris Pater
 
315 High St., 8th Floor | Hamilton, OH 45011
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Agency Description:
Provides services such as food, cash and medical assistance, publicly-funded child care, and employment assistance. Our goal is to enhance the quality of lives for our clients while promoting the stability, health and economic well-being of children and families. Applicants may apply or reapply online, make changes, complete interim reports, and view application status or benefit information at benefits.ohio.gov. Applications and other documents may be submitted v
ia fax at (513) 887-4334 or by mail to the address listed above. Email applications, documents and verifications may be submitted to verifications@jfs.ohio.gov (you can take photos or scan the documents).
 
Project Contact:
Lisa Wilson
Supervisor of Program Eligibility
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4631 Dixie Hwy. | Fairfield, OH 45014
 
Agency Description:
Butler County's business and employment resource center for all of your workforce and training needs, including:
    • Summer Youth Employment
    • Career counseling and guidance
    • Assessment of basic reading and math skills, aptitudes, interests, etc.
    • Resume, job application and cover letter assistance
    • Interview preparation and assistance
    • Veteran Assistance
    • Jobseeker employment registration & referrals (OhioMeansJobs.com)
    • A resource room with computer/internet access, copier, fax, phones, videos, job postings, resume software, business directories and more.
    • On-site employers representing private businesses and staffing agencies, who recruit qualified candidates through hiring events and job fairs for available positions.
 
Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program:
(CCMEP) is an innovative program that can help low-income young adults (ages 14 – 24) build career paths, find employment and break the cycle of poverty. It offers a wide range of services specifically tailored to each individual.
 
Additionally, many resources are available on ohiomeansjobs.com including career and college prep.
 
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280 N. Fair Ave. | Hamilton, OH 45011

Agency Description:
Includes court and correctional facilities and encompasses the following areas: judicial, administrative services, juvenile clerk's office, juvenile probation department, Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Unit, program services, information services, the Juvenile Detention Center and the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. The juvenile court has jurisdiction over the following case types: delinquent, unruly, support, paternity, juvenile traffic, abuse, neglect, dependency, custody, visitation and adult criminal.

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Project Contact:
Tim Myers
 
BCMHARS logo
5963 Boymel Dr. | Fairfield, OH 45014
 
Agency Description:
Provides a comprehensive system of care for addiction and mental health prevention and recovery services. The Board funds programs that support school-age children including but not limited to: intensive home-based treatment, 24/7 crisis services, Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS), prevention/education/consultation services, early childhood mental health consultation, therapy, school-based treatment, pharmacological management (medication), community psychiatric services (case management) and maintains a behavioral health provider guide of agencies (families up to 200% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for treatment subsidies).
 
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Project Contact:
Ellen Stollings
Client Rights Officer and Director of Children's Services
stollingsef@bcmhars.org | (513) 860-8385
 

 

Community-Wide Initiatives

 
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400 N. Erie Blvd. | Hamilton, OH 45011
 
Program Description:
Assists youth and families with complex needs to develop a team of support. We serve many kinds of families with many types of challenges, including children services involvement, complex trauma, developmental delays and/or medical needs, juvenile justice involvement, kinship families, psychiatric hospitalizations, school challenges, and youth who need help transitioning to adulthood. By developing one overall coordinated plan and utilizing the family’s unique strengths, the team identifies community resources that address the greatest needs. Families receive help with implementing and monitoring these plans. This service is free and available to Butler County families of all income levels. Youth may be served up to the age of 24.
 
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Project Contact:
Tom Jenne
Wraparound Administrator
jennet@bcesc.org
| (513) 887-5514
 
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Program Description:
A trauma-informed, cross-systems, collaborative program aimed at ensuring that children who are exposed to adverse events receive appropriate interventions and have opportunities to build resilience through positive relationships with teachers and first responders. HANDLE WITH CARE notices are forwarded to the schools to notify staff that an incident occurred involving law enforcement or first responders. Schools can treat students with extra care and refer to mental health and prevention interventions if needed. Launched in 2020 in Fairfield and Hamilton, all Butler County school districts are moving to this model.

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1490 University Blvd # A | Hamilton, OH 45011
 
Program Description:
MRSS stands for Mobile Response and Stabilization Services. It is a new way that families with youth and young adults up to age 21 experiencing difficulties can get immediate assistance (within 60 minutes) with a crisis, as well as up to 45 days of intensive in-home services and linkage to necessary ongoing support. Any family in Preble, Butler, Warren or Clinton counties can access this service at no cost, regardless of income or situation. The family defines the situation for which they need help. Common situations to which MRSS responds include: emotional or escalated behaviors, mental health issues, substance use concerns, grief and loss, trauma, transitions, truancy, running away from home and parent/child conflict. To begin services in Butler County, call or text the 24/7 hotline at (844) 427-4747, or on weekdays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM you may also call Butler Behavioral Health’s direct line at (513) 785-2160.
 
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Project Contact:
Adalicia Carrillo
Crisis and Consultation Manager
acarrillo@bbhs.org | 513-881-7189 ext. 313 or 859-797-7236