Federal Programs and Resources for Women and Families
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U.S. Small Business Administration
Provides assistance on managing and financing a women-owned small business.
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Women's Business Ownership
Created to help women entrepreneurs.
Department of Labor Women's Bureau
Women's legal rights in the workplace.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program
Enforces affirmative action and nondiscrimination laws that apply to federal contractors and subcontractors.
Department of Transportation Short-Term Lending Program
Provides an application for a short-term loan, particularly for women in small businesses.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Directs how to file a report of harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
Department of Health and Human Services, National Child Care Information Center
National resource that works to ensure that all children and families have access to high quality comprehensive services.
Federal Student Aid Information Center
Provides information and applications for student loans, Federal Pell Grants and workstudy.
National School to Work, Learning and Information Center
Implementing a School-to-Work program in each state.
Department of Education, Office for Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Regarding federal programs addressing violence and drugs in public schools.
Department of Education, Information Resource Center
Provides referrals to any Department of Education programs and initiatives.
Department of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs
Promotes equal access and excellence in education.
Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start
Pre-School program for low income families.
Department of Justice, Educational Opportunity Section
Lists federal statutes concerning discrimination in schools.
Violence Against Women Office of the Justice Department
Provides information concerning domestic violence.
HUD Women's Outreach
Information for women from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Links individuals to information in their area about domestic violence programs and shelters.
Public Health Service, Office on Women's Health
Coordinates and provides general information on resources, services and education on women's health programs in the federal government.
Public Health Service, Office of Population Affairs
Oversees federally funded family planning clinics.
Eldercare Locator, Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging
Provides assistance for elder persons and caregivers.
Office of Women's Health, Food and Drug Administration
FDA policies and regulations concerning women's inclusion in clinical drug trials and research
National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information, Department of Health and Human Services, Center on Substance Abuse Prevention
World's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.
National Institute of Mental Health
Cancer Information Service, National Cancer Institute
Informs about cancer and refers to an FDA approved mammography center in your area.
Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health
Information on women's health research at the National Institutes of Health.
AIDS Clearinghouse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Gives information about AIDS research and medical services.
Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans
Ensures women veterans have access to veterans' affairs services and benefits.
Civil Rights Hotline
Report any educational discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability.
Children and Youth
Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Family and Medical Leave Team
Find out your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Care Bureau
Provides referrals to local, federally funded child care centers and information about national childcare policy.
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau
Provides information about federally funded youth programs.
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Support Enforcement
Promotes the economic and social well being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
For biomedical information on children's disorders and health, research reproductive health and preventive medicine.
Corporation for National Service, Learn and Serve America
Provides grants to community and school based programs.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
For information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Department of State, Office of Children's Issues
For information about international child adoption and abduction.
Department of State, The President's Interagency Council on Women
Coordinates follow-up of Beijing World Conference on Women.
Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise
Promotes women's business ownership and contracting / procurement opportunities within the federal government.
Beijing Plus Five Host Committee
The White House Women's Office
Phone: (202) 456-7300 Fax: (202) 456-7311
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