The Family Room Blog

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40 Years of Impact: The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

RHY Act authorized a system of emergency shelters for runaway and homeless youth that provided food, shelter and support.

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Justin's Health Care Story

“No matter what happens,” Justin’s covered for just $15 a month.

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Giovanny's Story

An adopted child enjoys having one school, one home and one mother.

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Jacob's Story: Cheaper Coverage for the Whole Family

The Affordable Care Act is helping a family in Arkansas access health care coverage on one plan at a much lower rate.

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Put the Earned Income Tax Credit to Work for Your Community

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.

President Obama delivering his State of the Union address.

State of the Union Spotlights Early Childhood Education

President Obama reminded us that research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.

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Supporting the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking with Our Grantee Partners

Family and Youth Services Bureau hosted a discussion on the federal strategic plan with service providers of runaway and homeless youth and domestic violence survivors across the nation.

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Federal Role for Early Childhood Education

President Obama supports expanding access to high quality early childhood education and believes it is among the smartest investments that we can make.

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Health Insurance: Because It Makes You Secure

The Health Insurance Marketplace brings quality, affordable, health care coverage within reach.

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Fighting Fraud, Saving Money from State to State

Federal and state coordination of a state-by-state, cross-reference database helps deter waste

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