What We Do

The Chicago-based ACF Region 5 office serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes the broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. These programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and help all children succeed by bringing new ideas, insights and leadership on issues that impact the lives of all Americans.

Organization, Leadership & Staff

The Office of the Regional Administrator (ORA) is responsible for executing ACF’s key national goals and priorities in our six-state area. The Regional Administrator provides executive leadership and direction to state, county, city, territorial and tribal governments, as well as to other public and private local grantees to ensure effective and efficient program and financial management.

In addition ORA represents ACF at the regional level in executive communications within ACF, with the HHS Regional Director, other HHS operating divisions, other federal agencies and public or private local organizations representing children and families.