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Healthy Families, Healthy Lives

Each August, states across the U.S. are celebrating an observed Family Day to promote a culture of unity, values, and the importance of spending time together. At Benefits.gov, we understand that many families visit our site looking for assistance for themselves or for a family member to have a healthy home. For this reason, we created a specific user guide to help you get started and find tailored information for your family.

The user guide features several benefits focused on helping children such as the Head Start and Early Head Start programs to promote school readiness for children in low-income families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to provide access to a healthy diet and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income households, and more. A healthy home can come in many forms, and a good education and nutrition for your children is a great start to set them up for success.

In addition to these benefits, it is also important to note the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The ACF aims to help children, families, individuals and communities to receive the resources they need through effective and compassionate delivery of human services. Their Office of Family Assistance (OFA) offers several Federal grant programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Tribal programs, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, and Health Profession Opportunity Grants to those who may be eligible.

These programs hope to foster community and a sense of values within the household in order create a strong family unit. For some, these resources provide a helping hand in creating a healthy home environment for your family. And often, it is the example set by the parents early on that will create success and stability for their children down the road. With the foundation of the future generation lying in the homes across America, it is important to create a safe place outside of school and/or work for children and their families to live together. We hope the information and resources provided assist you and your family in coming together this summer.

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