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Native Asset Building Initiative Grantee Provides Tools to Make Higher Education a Reality

Program helps Native American youth learn financial management skills, along with the importance of saving for an education.

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Stronger Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking cuts across nationalities, gender, race, age, and socio-economic class. ACF is working to ensure that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the tools they need to rebuild their lives.

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Equipping Communities to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is very real, and it affects vulnerable people in rural and urban areas across our country.

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Human Trafficking Victims Can Text 'BeFree' to Get Help

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has made it easier and safer for victims of trafficking to seek help.

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Child Support Program Plays Many Roles in Minority Health

Many of the families that the child support program serves might not realize that they are newly eligible for Medicaid and other state health insurance programs or that assistance is available to make health insurance more affordable.

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First Round of Competitive Head Start Grantees Announced

The Obama Administration and the Office of Head Start have engaged in the most comprehensive reform in the history of the Head Start program to ensure delivery of the high-quality services to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. First group of potential grantees were announced this week.

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Putting College Within the Reach of Homeless Youth

ACF's Family and Youth Services Bureau plays an important role in helping unaccompanied young people access a college education.

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Rebuilding through Recovery – Social Services Block Grant

The Office of Community Services (OCS) issued $474.5 million in Social Services Block Grant funding to Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island in support of the states’ recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

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Your Health is Worth a Shot

Young adults who don’t have appropriate vaccination are at higher risk of catching vaccine-preventable diseases and transmitting them.

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Super Storm Sandy: Five Months Later

ACF's Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response director reflects on her recent trip to sites devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

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