June 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides direct food assistance to eligible individuals and families in need.
March 16, 2018
In fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs provided services to more than 30,000 youth in emergency shelters, served another 3,000 youth in longer term shelters, and made more than 450,000 contacts with youth on the street.
March 14, 2018
After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, beginning in 2012, the number of children entering foster care began to rise. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of children in foster care nationally rose by 10 percent, from 397,600 to 437,500. The experience of individual states varied, though more than two-thirds (36 states) experienced caseload increases. Hardest hit have been six states whose foster care populations rose by more than 50 percent over this four year period.