Families

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This November, Join Us in Marking National Runaway Prevention Month

In its last runaway study, the Department of Justice  reported more than 1.6 million youth ran away or were kicked out of their homes.

Jeannie Chaffin

HHS releases LIHEAP Funds to Help Families Handle Heating and Cooling Costs

$2.9 billion will help struggling Americans maintain healthy and safe homes.

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November is National Adoption Month

Since 1990, our nation has dedicated the month of November to raise public awareness of children in the U.S. foster care system waiting for a permanent adoptive home.

Cartoon graphic of an office worker behind a desk with the words "How do I apply for Child Support Services?"

Reaching Diverse Customers Through Visual Communications

Infographics' poster-like illustrations grab our attention and help us visualize data.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Employee Shares Her Foster Care Experience

In the last 12 years, 11 children have called the Rollins Household their home.

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Meet The Castillo Family

Adoptive parents share their experiences of family traditions, vacations and welcome dinners bestowed on each child who enters the Castillo home.

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Lights Turn Back On In Government, Stay On In Afterschool Programs

More than 8,000 Lights on Afterschool events highlight the importance of high quality programs for school-age children.

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Innovation in Child Welfare Continues with 8 New Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations

New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Rhode Island given flexibility with foster care funds to spur innovation.

Photo of an American flag waving on top of debris from a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

Photo of Marc Fisher in the kitchen preparing cup cakes with his child.

Emergency Preparedness with Dad

How does a single father have enough time to discuss emergency preparedness with his two sons?

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