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Infant mortality
4:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

New effort to make sure infants sleep safely

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cradle Cincinnati is announcing a couple new partnerships in an effort to prevent sleep-related infant deaths.  It is called the “Cribs for Kids” program.  

One of those involves the United Way's 211 line.  It connects people with community resources.  

Hamilton County Commissioner and Cradle Cincinnati co-chairman Todd Portune said it will help get baby cribs to parents who need them.

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human services
12:46 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Cincy Council could double human services funding

Credit Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council committee will likely vote in two weeks to double the amount of money the city provides for human services funding.  But it will also change the priorities for how those dollars are spent.  

Right now 54 programs share the city's $1.5 million. It could double to $3 million for the next fiscal year which starts on July 1st.  

The United Way manages the city's human services program, and Sonya Turner with the agency addressed the committee Monday.

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human services
12:53 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Cincinnati council could rework human services funding

Cincinnati Council could be asked to make major changes to the way the city provides money for human services programs.  

That includes increasing the city's contribution to these agencies, but also targeting it toward two specific goals:  reducing joblessness and homelessness.  

The changes would begin with the new fiscal year on July 1st.  

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati administers the human services funding program for the city.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
8:52 am
Mon June 2, 2014

United Way Fighting Generational Poverty

(L-R) Janice Urbanik; Kathie Maynard; Melissa Hall Sommer

  

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Human services
12:25 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Reviewing priorities and funding levels for city human services

Cincinnati Council could soon approve a plan to spend more than $750,000 on human services programs through January of next year.  

That money will go to current city priorities including emergency needs of families and individuals, programs to promote self-sufficiency and to reduce violent behavior.  

But Council Member Yvette Simpson says Council will be reviewing the priorities between now and June.

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