Get the Facts on the Affordable Care Act & Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivors

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, in the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families, administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children. The more than 1.3 million survivors and children served by the FVPSA network of shelters and services each year represent a significant population eligible to benefit from the expanded access to healthcare made possible by the Affordable Care Act. In collaboration with the HHS Office for Health Reform and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the Administration for Children and Families, the FVPSA Program has produced this Fact Sheet explaining how the Affordable Care Act benefits survivors of domestic violence.

For a more in-depth overview of how health reform promotes women’s health and benefits domestic violence survivors, download the FVPSA Fact Sheet on the Affordable Care Act.

To access tools for advocates and health professionals, visit the resources provided by the Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, at

To learn more about how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit