Contact Information for Agencies in the Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Native Americans (ANA)

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Native Americans on the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Nations by providing essential goods and programs which foster self-reliance and mutual understanding.

Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)

ACYF oversees major federal programs that support:

  • Social services that promote the positive growth and development of children, youth and their families
  • Protective services and shelter for children and youth in at-risk situations
  • Adoption for children with special needs

These programs provide financial assistance to states, community-based organizations, and academic institutions to provide services, carry out research and demonstration activities, and manage training, technical assistance and information dissemination.

Office of Child Care (OCC)

The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.

Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

OCSE is the federal government agency that oversees the national child support program.
Under the leadership of Commissioner Tanguler Gray, we help child support agencies in states and tribes develop, manage, and operate their programs according to federal law using effective child support enforcement tools.

OCSE does not provide services directly to families. We partner with state, tribal, and local child support agencies and others to encourage parental responsibility so that children receive financial, emotional, and medical support from both parents, even when they live in separate households.

Child support agencies provide these services to families:

  • Locate noncustodial parents
  • Establish paternity
  • Establish and enforce support orders
  • Modify orders when appropriate
  • Collect and disburse child support payments
  • Either parent may apply for services. Grandparents or other custodians may also apply.

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Office of Community Services (OCS)

The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities, and agencies to eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families and revitalize communities.


Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD)

ECD prioritizes early childhood development across ACF programs through collaboration and leveraging partnership opportunities through programs, policy and technical assistance.


Office of Family Assistance (OFA)

OFA administers several key federal grant programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Tribal programs, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, and Health Profession Opportunity Grants.


Office of Family Violence and Prevention Services (OFVPS)

The Office of Family Violence and Prevention Services leads the agency's comprehensive approach to domestic violence prevention and administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to improve support for families experiencing violence and trauma.


Office of Head Start (OHS)

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS), within the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OHS administers grant funding and oversight to 1,600 public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies that offer Head Start services in local communities. Head Start and Early Head Start grant recipients provide services to more than 1 million children every year, in every U.S. state and territory, in farm worker camps, and in more than 155 tribal communities. OHS is appropriated more than $10 billion per fiscal year for programs under the Head Start Act. Funding details may be found at Head Start Program Annual Fact Sheets.


Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR)

OHSEPR leads, strengthens, and synchronizes human services to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and crises.


Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) helps new populations maximize their potential in the United States by linking them to critical resources that assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.


Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)

ACF is committed to preventing human trafficking and ensuring that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the services they need.