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Edwin's Story

Adoption changed his life, making him feel more confident and happy.

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Current Child Welfare Data Now Available

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Appreciation for the War on Poverty

ACF employee shares how War on Poverty programs put him on a path toward success. 

Mark Greenberg

A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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Opportunity for All

The foundations of opportunity begin at birth and grow rapidly during the early years of life.

Robert E. Cooke, M.D.

In Memoriam: Robert E. Cooke, M.D.

One of the principal architects of Head Start passed away on Feb. 2.

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Getting Covered Despite Cancer: Lynn’s #Get Covered Story

Single mom of four boys couldn’t get new insurance because of her cancer diagnosis. That changed under the Affordable Care Act.

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ACF Is Deepening Our Relationship with Tribes

Commissioner Sparks Robinson recently provided updates to the United South and Eastern Tribes who were in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss cross cutting issues on education, social services and economic development.

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History Demonstrates Child Support Lifts Children Out of Poverty

Today, Child Support programs serve 1 in 4 children and 1 in 2 poor children in the United States, three territories, and many Native American tribes.

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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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