The Family Room Blog

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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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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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The Barrett family broke ground on their new home, the Kawelo Cottage, being built with sweat equity and support from NHC.

Affordable Housing for Native Hawaiians

ANA provides grant to help construct affordable homes that are environmentally sustainable and consistent with Native Hawaiian culture and values.

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Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon meets with San Antonio, Texas, Head Start students. Photo by Erik Gomez

Report on Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start Delivered to Congress

More than a quarter of children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start are from homes where their parents speak to them primarily in a language other than English – usually Spanish.

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National Foster Care Month Celebrates 25 Years

In the quarter-century since this observance was established, the child welfare system in the United States has undergone dramatic shifts.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Finances?

Our financial knowledge, behavior, and attitudes have short and long-term impact on our lives and lifestyles.

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Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference Takes Place May 29-31 in Washington, D.C.

OPRE hosts the 16th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference in Washington, D.C., on May 29-31.  The event is free and open to the public.

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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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