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Finding Permanent Homes for our Nation’s Children

ACF is making great strides with helping children and teens find permanent homes through adoption and legal guardianship, but there is much work still to do. 

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Children are Victims of Domestic Violence Too

Victim services and children’s programming are and will be a critical lifeline for families in danger of experiencing ongoing violence at home, and several of ACF’s programs and partners focus on serving the entire family in a domestic violence situation.

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Teens Need Families, No Matter What

Providing resources and support on adopting youth from foster care for families and professionals

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FYSB Works with Federal Partners to Enhance Safety for Domestic Violence Victims

FYSB partners with agencies to addresses family homelessness, health care, and prevention of domestic violence

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Without Home and Without Shelter — How Can First Responders Help Victims of Domestic Violence During Disasters?

Domestic violence victims have unique needs during disasters – there are resources for first responders

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What are the Red Flags of Domestic Violence?

The dynamics of domestic violence and where to get help.

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Working to Serve the Whole Family

A new two-year initiative brings together communities and policymakers to help families become economically stable.

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Keeping Americans Safe Through Hurricane Irma

Between September 9 and September 15, over 2,600 evacuees were moved from St. Maartin to Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Irma

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The Dignity of Work and Welfare Reform

Strengthening our nation’s work requirements is a critical element of moving welfare recipients from dependency to self-sufficiency and providing a foundation to build and promote a better quality of life.

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Research Shows Importance of “Success Sequence”

New report on millennials and avoiding poverty

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