The Family Room Blog

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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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Belle Harbor, N.Y., March 22, 2013 -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work with local communities to remove debris from houses destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Kenneth Wilsey/FEMA

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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Capt. Mary Riley standing at a beach at Seaside Heights, N.J. which suffered major damage.

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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President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

Affordable Care Act Turns 3

This March, ACF celebrates the third anniversary of the health care law that continues to provide critical coverage to millions of Americans.

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Cutting Bureaucracy with Common Sense Innovation

New pilot program will use technology to streamline the placement of foster children across state lines.

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Women’s History Month and ACF: Keeping our Innovators Innovating

ACF programs are vital to advancing the role of women in society.

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Screenings and the ACA

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in men and women in the United States combined.

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ANA: Working to Make Fresh and Traditional Foods Available and Affordable

The Administration for Native Americans funds projects that help local Tribal governments operate farms and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to remote communities.

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A yellow graphic with the following words in blue: Sunshine Week at the Administration for Children and Families.

ACF Celebrates Sunshine Week

ACF’s launch of a revamped “Reading Room” will help commemorate “Sunshine Week,” March 10-16 — a nationwide initiative to underscore the importance of open government.

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