The Family Room Blog
ACF faith-based partner Operation Breakthrough has become a successful resource center for a community in need.
ACF released its most recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, or AFCARS report, which includes some encouraging statistics about child welfare in the United States.
Learn how local communities are using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grants to bring relief to our nation’s most vulnerable.
Leaving a child inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up --- even a few minutes – can have deadly consequences. ACF is raising awareness and reminding its child care and Head Start providers and the general public to follow simple steps to avoid preventable tragedies.
ACF Meets with Caribbean U.S. Leaders to Discuss Partnership, Social Well-Being and Economic Development
Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon visited with local partners in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to discuss flexibility within existing programs to provide necessary assistance for those most in need. Where allowable by law and regulation, ACF is ready to work with local partners to combat poverty experienced by U.S. citizens in the Caribbean.
Earlier this week, our Department took action to make programs that help Americans find and keep a job even stronger.
Last week the Supreme Court made a landmark decision that will leave an indelible mark on healthcare history.
New Chief Medical Officer will focus on social factors that impact the health outcomes of vulnerable children and families and work to treat these social determinants of health long before the need for a family’s visit to the doctor’s office or an emergency room.
The Administration for Children and Families commemorates June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. ACF is committed to honoring the diversity of its workforce and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect and dignity. We are working hard to ensure that our programs reach deserving individuals, including members of the LGBT community.
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining Lillian Sparks, Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, and Linda Smith, our Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood, at the ACF Tribal and Native American Grantee conference, co-sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, another Health and Human Services agency. This meeting was an opportunity to come together to celebrate the many tribes and native organizations operating ACF programs and providing critical services to families and children in need.