The Family Room Blog

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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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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.

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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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