County Kinship Navigator Program is dedicated to supporting relative and
other kin caregivers. We will assist you in determining your eligibility for
financial assistance and healthcare coverage for children in your care, as
well as possible other assistance.
assistance includes: help with clothing, connections to social services,
newsletters, support groups, infant massage class, help with car seats,
advocacy at Pre-trial for custody, discounted Zoo memberships.
Butler County Help Me
Melissa Ruffner, IAIM, Kinship Navigator
1910 Fairgrove Ave., Suite D
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Office Hours: 8a.m. - 4p.m.
1-800-341-3025 Fax: 513-785-6852
Butler County Job and Family Services (BCJFS) - BCJFS takes walk
in applications Monday thru Friday from 7:30am-11:30am. You can apply
for child-only OWF and Medicaid. Your household income does not count
towards these programs. You must have custody papers or be able to prove
You may also apply for Food Stamps and for Child Care Assistance at
BCJFS. However, you will need to verify your household income. You can
apply at these locations:
315 High St., 8th floor, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, (513) 887-4000,
1021 Central Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45044, (513) 425-8653
(Women, Infants, Children) - WIC provides coupons for formula, milk,
cereal, juice and other items for children ages newborn to 5 year of
age. You need to have custody papers. You can call WIC to schedule an
210 S. Second St., 2nd Floor, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, (513)896-7022
- 930 Ninth
Ave., Middletown, Ohio, 45044, (513-705-9040
Family Connections - Family Connections has a clothing and
furniture depot. You can contact Family Connections to make an
appointment Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. If you are caring for children with an
open Children Services case, you will need to give the case name.
190 N. Brookwood Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45015, (513) 785-6250
Butler County Help Me Grow – Help Me Grow serves families
pre-natal to age 3. They offer developmental assessment of your child
and eligibility determination for Early Intervention service. A
personal Service Coordinator will come to your home.
Fairgrove Ave., Suite D, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, (513)785-6881, (800)