ACF Dear Colleague Letter: Addressing the Impacts of Parent and Caregiver Loss on Children

This letter from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to its colleagues states that losing a parent or caregiver has become an ongoing tragedy for children and youth caused by the co-occurring COVID-19 and drug overdose crises, as well as increases in suicides and homicides. ACF is committed to partnering with grant recipients and state and local stakeholders to ensure that children, youth, and families who have lost a parent or caregiver are supported and connected with the services and resources they need to find stability again. The letter includes a list of resources and programs such as TANF to support families after parent and caregiver loss.

Record Type: 
Policy Announcement / Memoranda
Publication Date: 
October, 2022
October 2022
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
  • TANF Program Administration