What We Do

ACF logo - Condensed versionThe Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services.  ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

ACF programs aim to:

  • Empower families and individuals to increase their economic independence and productivity
  • Encourage strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on quality of life and the development of children
  • Create partnerships with front-line service providers, states, localities and tribal communities to identify and implement solutions that transcend traditional program boundaries
  • Improve access to services through planning, reform and integration
  • Address the needs, strengths and abilities of vulnerable populations including people with developmental disabilities, refugees and migrants

Read more about ACF's programs on our Fact Sheets

For information on the broader Department of Health & Human Services mission, visit the HHS Strategic Plan & Priorities page.