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Stay Safe and Be Informed about COVID-19

Check out these Coronavirus (COVID-19)  resources to help yourself, your family, and your community stay healthy and informed.

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Working Together to Connect Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Early Head Start

FYSB and OHS collaborate to help pregnant and parenting homeless youth and their children.

Commemorating ORR 40 year Anniversary

Commemorating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Refugee Act and the Establishment of ORR

Forty years ago, the Refugee Act was signed into law, formally establishing the federal refugee resettlement program and creating the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF). While the program has seen many changes over the years, including various fluctuations in arrivals and an expansion of populations under ORR’s authority, ORR has remained flexible and committed to responding to many diverse humanitarian needs and situations.

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In Celebration of Love, Marriage and Family: National Marriage Week

Every February 7th through 14th National Marriage Week celebrates the commitment of men and women who choose to dedicate themselves to one another through marriage. Marriage ceremonies are one of our society’s most meaningful traditions, and the institution of marriage is the bedrock of America’s family life. ACF supports marriage and celebrates those who make these vows.

Deborah Bergeron, Lynn Johnson, Ed Metz (Department of ED)

Big Ideas for Early Childhood Innovation and Education Partnerships

ECD and ACF leadership involvement with the Dept of Education’s ED Games Expo 2020 which hosted the first-ever Early Childhood Development and Early Learning Expo.

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Ringing in the New Year with Hope

As we welcome the new year, ACYF Commissioner Elizabeth Darling highlights how the Children's Bureau and the Family and Youth Services Bureau are in the business of providing HOPE.

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National Runaway Prevention Month: An Annual Call to Action

National Runaway Prevention Month focuses on the importance of prevention services. 

Jeannie Hovland with Office of Hawaiian Affairs representatives.

Commissioner Hovland Recaps Historic Trip to Pacific Basin

Commissioner Jeannie Hovland describes the takeaways from her recent trip to the Pacific Basin.

Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan speaking at the Seattle roundtable on improving access to child care.

Engaging States and Communities to Support Working Families

Eric D. Hargan joined Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson in Seattle, Washington, this week for the ninth of ten roundtables being held across the country to discuss improving access to affordable high-quality child care. We have now heard from almost a thousand stakeholders across the country and we expect to hear more through a Request for Information that we released last month on this issue.

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Improving Access to Child Care for Working Families

ACF wants to offer mothers and fathers more choice and flexibility with child care, so they can choose how to balance home and work life in a way that best serves their needs, benefits their children, and allows them to fully participate in our economy.

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