ACF Vision, Mission, & Values


Children, youth, families, individuals and communities who are resilient, safe, healthy, and economically secure


To foster health and well-being by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for the compassionate and effective delivery of human services


  • Dedication…to promoting hope and opportunity for those in need of human services
  • Excellence…in our performance, exemplified by innovations and solutions that are anchored in available evidence, build knowledge and transcend boundaries
  • Professionalism…in the manner in which we provide services, the attitude we bring, the relationships we build, and our commitment to the mission of the Administration for Children and Families
  • Integrity…of the Administration for Children and Families as an organization, personified in ethical conduct by each of us
  • Stewardship…of the resources entrusted to us by the people of the United States and accountability for and transparency in our actions as public servants
  • Respect…for those we serve, with whom we work and with whom we partner