Programs by Topic

Select a topic to learn more about the programs and services ACF provides to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

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    Children & Youth

    We support the development and well-being of children and youth by funding programs that provide quality child care and early childhood education, child abuse and teen pregnancy prevention, and runaway and homeless youth services.
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    We work with states and community organizations to promote the economic and social well-being of communities through a range of educational and supportive programs.
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    Emergency Response & Recovery

    We provide information and tools to prepare individuals, families and communities to respond to and recover more quickly after a disaster.
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    ACF programs and services help families lead economically and socially productive lives.
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    Financial Security

    We oversee programs for short-term financial security, as well as education, training and employment for long-term stability.
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    Global Populations

    We link populations newly arrived to the United States with critical resources to help them become integrated members of American society.
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    Hispanic Outreach

    ACF has identified important strategies to support underserved and/or underrepresented populations. These strategies strengthen research and programs targeting Hispanic populations and conducting outreach to stakeholders and providers.
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    Homelessness is a complex issue, but one we are determined to solve. Together, with our federal partners, ACF is committed to finding meaningful solutions for the individuals, children and families we serve.
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    Human Trafficking

    We make sure victims of human trafficking have access to the support needed to foster health and well-being.
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    ACF funds and supports programs that promote resilience, safety, health, and economic security for all families and individuals without discrimination.
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    Native Americans/Tribes

    ACF promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans and Tribes with funding for community-based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.
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    Unaccompanied Children

    HHS' Administration for Children and Families is responsible for providing care to children who come to the U.S. from other countries without an adult guardian referred by immigration authorities.
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