Quick Facts

  • 903,500

    families per month received child care assistance in FY 2011. Learn more about the Child Care and Development Fund.

  • More than 460,900

    child care providers received CCDF funds in FY 2011. Learn more about the Child Care and Development Fund

  • Homeless Woman

    Overall poverty rate in 2011

    That's 46.2 million people—statistically unchanged from 15.1 percent in 2010.  The poverty rate of children living in single female-headed families was 47.6 percent, over four times the rate of children in married-couple families (10.9 percent).  See the Census report.

  • 1 in 3

    Today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese.

  • 81% of women

    who experience rape, stalking or physical violence by an intimate partner report health impacts such as PTSD symptoms and injury.

  • 1 in 4 women

    is the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.

  • An image of a large group of people and text that reads 12 million women and men

    are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States every year.

  • 95% of survivors

    report being more hopeful about the future after seeking and receiving help from a domestic violence program.

  • Doctor shining light in patient's eyes
    47 Million

    Women with access to new prevention-related services without paying more

    Eight new services are available under the health care law, explains HHS Secretary Sebelius in her recent blog.  See all 22 covered services for women

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