The Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its mission is to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

ACF administers a wide range of programs that provide assistance to low-income families and individuals, including child care, Head Start, child welfare services, child support enforcement, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and programs that support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood. These programs aim to improve the economic stability and health outcomes of families and communities, while also promoting child safety and well-being.

ACF is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services.  ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

ACF programs aim to:

  • Empower families and individuals to increase their economic independence and productivity
  • Encourage strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on quality of life and the development of children
  • Create partnerships with front-line service providers, states, localities and tribal communities to identify and implement solutions that transcend traditional program boundaries
  • Improve access to services through planning, reform and integration
  • Address the needs, strengths and abilities of vulnerable populations including people with developmental disabilities, refugees and migrants

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