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I’m Covered Stories: A Healthy Respect for a ‘Complicated’ Family

The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for all Americans, including LGBT individuals, to access health coverage through the Marketplace and Medicaid. Open enrollment begins again on Nov. 15.

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Christina’s Story

“Dad would strike mom. She would cry and apologize and I would hide. That was my job, when things got ugly I was to be invisible.”

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Amanda’s Story

“In March 2010, I incorporated my ‘safety plan’ and left my husband.”

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Providing Opportunities for Men and Boys to Improve Overall Family Wellbeing

The Office of Family Assistance is exploring strategies to reengage low-income boys and men of color to increase their levels of economic stability with the goal of improving individual and family well-being.

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Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Youth homelessness is a complex issue that often has deep roots in family conflict, poverty and trauma.

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How to Effectively Identify and Use Federal Financing Programs

ANA shares how to “Effectively Identify and Use Federal Financing Programs” at the 2014 Fall Finance and Tribal Economies Conference.

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I’m Covered Story: Taking Control of My Health

Open enrollment begins again on Nov. 15.

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Year Up Career Pathways Program Provides Young Adults Employment Opportunities

Students in the program can reach their potential through professional careers and higher education in high demand fields such as information technology and financial operations.

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Interim Outcomes of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

Results indicate progress and provide insight into outcomes to date for a program that will serve more than 30,000 individuals over its five years.

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