The Family Room Blog

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ACF Launches Twitter Account

Through daily tweets you’ll receive timely messages with updates, resources and breaking news about ACF programs.

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NASAC Project participant tends garden increasing self sufficiency for his family.

Community-driven Projects Support Native Pacific Islanders

ANA funds programs that honor the culture and heritage of Native Pacific Islander communities, while also improving their economic condition and social self-sufficiency.

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ACF personnel were on the ground immediately after the storm. CAPT Mary Riley worked alongside ACF Region 2 staff Glen Karpovich, Joyce Thomas and Nicole Richardson.

ACF Response to Superstorm Sandy by the Numbers

More than 16,000 ACF staff hours were dedicated to response and recovery activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Malia Sanchez (fourth person on the left), was awarded the 2012 Small Business Association Women in Business Champion of the Year of the City and County of Honolulu at her aesthetics academy.

Promoting Economic Development on the Hawaiian Islands

Since 1988, the Administration for Native Americans has collaborated with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide loans to help Native Hawaiians build businesses, fund home improvements, fund tuition and improve their credit.

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Placement Stability in Child Welfare

Survey found 22.3 percent of children in families investigated for maltreatment were placed out of home at least once in the 18 months following the close of investigation.

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Young mother holding her newborn while feeding her a bottle of milk.

Expanding the Evidence to Help Teen Moms Make Healthy Choices

One of the best ways we can support teen moms is to help them plan their families in a healthy way.

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Photo of a young daughter hugging her father dressed in a camouflaged military uniform.

Child Support Program Engages Veteran and Military Families

About 6 percent of the national child support caseload involves a veteran or a active military member.

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President Barack Obama hugs students during a visit to Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Keeping Children Safe and Helping Families Find Quality Child Care

HHS proposes new child care regulations that will better ensure children’s health and safety in child care and promote school readiness.

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Photo by Jeff Martin, National Women’s Law Center: Cecilia Muñoz, White House Domestic Policy Council Director, welcomes guests.

Meeting with Mothers and Advocates for Our Children

This week, a coalition came to the White House to deliver 30,000 letters and art work thanking the President for his proposal to make high-quality preschool available for all children.

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A model home being presented by two hands.

Working Toward the End of Family Homelessness

OFA provides guidance to states and is working in partnership with other agencies to combat family homelessness.

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