Families

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ACF: Addressing Poverty Today Among Those Facing Social and Economic Challenges for a Healthier Tomorrow

ACF efforts to help lift people out of poverty got extra help from the Affordable Care Act.

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Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon participates in a science lesson with 4-year-old students at Tynan.

An Old School Gets a New Purpose

San Antonio citizens are revitalizing struggling communities and investing public dollars into early education.

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HHS Officials Dr. Howard Koh and Leon Rodriguez speak to community leader Venus Gines from Texas.

Working Across Hispanic Communities to Lift More Families into the Middle Class

More than 40 Hispanic community leaders from across the country attended ACF's National Hispanic Roundtable to discuss better ways to make our human services programs more accessible to eligible Hispanic families and children.

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Review of Interventions Addressing Child Maltreatment Identifies Promising Practices and Calls for Further Research

A new report provides valuable information about what works for a particularly vulnerable population of our nation’s young people.

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Child Support Program Plays Many Roles in Minority Health

Many of the families that the child support program serves might not realize that they are newly eligible for Medicaid and other state health insurance programs or that assistance is available to make health insurance more affordable.

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Preschool Boy Playing With Colorful Blocks.

First Round of Competitive Head Start Grantees Announced

The Obama Administration and the Office of Head Start have engaged in the most comprehensive reform in the history of the Head Start program to ensure delivery of the high-quality services to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. First group of potential grantees were announced this week.

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Belle Harbor, N.Y., March 22, 2013 -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work with local communities to remove debris from houses destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Kenneth Wilsey/FEMA

Rebuilding through Recovery – Social Services Block Grant

The Office of Community Services (OCS) issued $474.5 million in Social Services Block Grant funding to Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island in support of the states’ recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

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Capt. Mary Riley standing at a beach at Seaside Heights, N.J. which suffered major damage.

Super Storm Sandy: Five Months Later

ACF's Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response director reflects on her recent trip to sites devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

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Cutting Bureaucracy with Common Sense Innovation

New pilot program will use technology to streamline the placement of foster children across state lines.

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ANA: Working to Make Fresh and Traditional Foods Available and Affordable

The Administration for Native Americans funds projects that help local Tribal governments operate farms and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to remote communities.

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