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Social Services

HHS oversees programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.


TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Find out how to get temporary financial assistance (welfare) in your state or territory.


SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

USDA's SNAP program offers food stamp benefits to eligible low-income people and families.

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Head Start

Head Start promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families through education, social, and other services.

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Child Support Enforcement

HHS partners with federal, state, tribal, and local governments to promote parental responsibility.

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Paying for Child Care

HHS provides access to affordable, high-quality early care and after school programs.

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Foster Care

The Children’s Bureau and its services – Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids – provide resources about the foster care system.

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The Children's Bureau supports programs, research, and monitoring to help eliminate barriers to adoption.

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Home Visiting

Home visiting programs improve the health of at-risk children by reaching pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and caregivers of children under five.

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Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Find out how low-income households can get financial assistance for home heating and cooling costs.

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Programs for Persons with Disabilities

HHS offers resources and programs to support persons with disabilities.

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Programs for Seniors

HHS offers resources and programs to support seniors.

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Get information about grants, research, and resources related to homelessness.

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Supporting Military Families

HHS and its Operating Divisions offer resources and programs to support military families.

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Visit the official benefits website of the U.S. government to find out which benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Content created by Digital Communications Division (DCD)
Content last reviewed on February 26, 2015