The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.


The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program is committed to:


  • Providing shelter and other supportive services for victims and their children
  • Coordinating statewide improvements within local communities, social service systems, and programming regarding the prevention and intervention of domestic violence through the leadership of State Domestic Violence Coalitions and FVPSA State Administrators
  • Increasing public awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, dating violence and family violence
  • Supporting local and community-based domestic violence programs with specialized technical assistance addressing emerging issues such as trauma-informed care; the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment; culturally specific domestic violence services; and effective interventions for children exposed to domestic violence


To accomplish this work the FVPSA Program provides grants to states, territories, tribes, state domestic violence coalitions, national resource centers, and specialized services to abused parents and their children demonstration sites.


Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Fact Sheet: This fact sheet provides an overview of the FVPSA Program. The FVPSA Program recognizes the interrelated aspects of domestic violence with homelessness, economic hardship, workplace readiness, physical and behavioral health concerns, and culturally specific needs, and works across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address these issues, including meeting the needs of children exposed to family violence.


These coordinated efforts ensure that survivors can more easily access supportive services, violence-prevention resources, health care, housing, early childhood education, child support, responsible fatherhood programs, and much more. For organizations working with survivors of domestic violence, FVPSA Program resources, technical assistance, and grant support may help increase their service capacity, community engagement, and survivor-centered practice.


Using the Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Grantee Map, find the FVPSA Grantees in your state or territory:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/map/grantees-family-and-youth-services-bureau.



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