Family Violence Prevention & Services Program
The Family Violence Prevention & Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act provides support for
- formula grants to states, territories, and tribes,
- discretionary programs,
- resource centers,
- state domestic violence coalitions, and
- the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800−799−SAFE).
Runaway & Homeless Youth Program
The Runaway & Homeless Youth Program serves and protects young people through supporting street outreach, emergency shelters, and longer-term transitional living and maternity group home programs. The Runaway and & Homeless Youth Program also supports the
- National Runaway Safeline (800-RUNAWAY),
- National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families, and
- Runaway and & Homeless Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Center.
The Children's Bureau partners with federal, state, Tribal, and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation's children and families. With an annual budget of almost $8 billion, the Children's Bureau provides support and guidance to programs that focus on
- strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect;
- protecting children when abuse or neglect has occurred; and
- ensuring that every child and youth has a permanent family or family connection.
Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
The Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation studies Administration for Children and Families programs and the populations they serve through rigorous research and evaluation projects, including
- evaluations of existing programs,
- evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families,
- research syntheses, and
- descriptive and exploratory studies.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' key public health offices and programs, a number of Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees, 10 regional health offices across the nation, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation
The Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy developments in health, disability, human services, data and science; and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. One ASPE initiative in particular is Youth.gov, created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs to promote the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth. Youth.gov provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.