Quick Facts

    • Child-only TANF assistance cases

      were served in an average month in FY 2011. Forty-six percent of all TANF assistance cases are considered “child only.” In these cases, only the children of a household receive TANF assistance designed to meet their ongoing basic needs. Read more in the most recent TANF Report to Congress.

    • Native American families

      are receiving assistance from sixty-eight Tribal TANF programs.  These programs serve 299 federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.  Read more about Tribal TANF.

    • Fathers, Couples, and Individuals

      have enrolled in programs designed to strengthen families, improve parenting skills, and promote economic stability as part of President Obama’s Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) initiative.  Learn more about the HMRF initiative.

    • Logo for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood. HMRF is in capital letters with a silhouette of a family standing between the letters M and R.

      Tip Cards distributed

      The Fatherhood Buzz initiative has connected with 118 barbershops in 17 cities, distributing more than 12,000 tip cards to customers on topics related to parenting, financial literacy, and activities for fathers and their children. Check out more responsible fatherhood efforts at www.Fatherhood.gov.

    • Logo for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood. HMRF is in capital letters with a silhouette of a family standing between the letters M and R.

      121 programs in 47 states

      Through President Obama’s Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, men are learning how to be better dads, couples are working to communicate better with each other, and parents are gaining skills to improve their financial well-being.

    • This graphic has three states (Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin) and the text overlay “11%-15% of Youth”.

      Of those age 19 to 26 transitioning out of foster care in three Midwest States, 11% to 15% were lesbian, gay, or bisexual, based on data collected between 2002 and 2011. View the YDD LGB Brief.