The Administration for Children and Families is responsible for some 60 programs which provide services and assistance to needy children and families, administers the new state-federal welfare program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, administers the national child support enforcement system, and the Head Start program, provides funds to assist low-income families in paying for child care, and supports state programs to provide for foster care and adoption assistance.
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Responsible for providing scientific consultation, coordination, executive direction, and support for the implementation of short- and long-term research agendas.
Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
Dedicated to supporting young people and strengthening families by providing runaway and homeless youth service grants to local communities; the Bureau also funds research and demonstration projects.
Handbook on Child Support Enforcement
The handbook has the basic steps to follow to establish paternity and obtain a support order, and to collect the support due, whether you are working with your State or local CSE Program or your own attorney. [PDF]
National Runaway Switchboard
Offers a confidential toll free hotline for teens and parents. 24 hours a day.
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