Skip ACF banner and navigation
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Site Index  
Contact Us  
   Home   |   Services   |   Working with ACF   |   Policy/Planning   |   About ACF   |   ACF News Search  
Administration for Children and Families US Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Family Assistance



The four major purposes of TANF are: (1) assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes; (2) reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage; (3) preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and 4/encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.


The CCDF program enables low-income families to access child care, which in turn makes it possible for more parents to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The program also helps children succeed in school and life through affordable, quality early care and afterschool programs.


The Healthy Marriage Initiative is designed to strengthen families, foster safe and healthy relationships between men and women who choose marriage for themselves and promote the well-being of children.

The Responsible Fatherhood Program is designed to enable fathers to improve their relationships and reconnect with their children. 


This document was last modified on Jun-26-2008 .