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Help: Find State Resources

What does this tool do?

This tool gives you a list of websites and/or phone numbers for resources in your state that can help with:

  • Job search
  • Legal services, including child support
  • Food, housing, and other assistance
  • Getting copies of your records or documents

How do I get started?

Click on your state from the drop-down box under "Location" and click "Search" to view a list of resources.

You'll see that the resources are divided into six categories.

You may want to start with Local Service Providers. These are organizations that offer a variety of job, training, and other services for people with a record. Please note that each organization is different, and offers different services. Use the phone number or website listed to contact an organization near you and ask about the services they offer.

Use the link to find an American Job Center if there are no local service providers near you.

You'll also find statewide resources in the categories below that can help you with:

  • Food assistance and other benefits, including referrals to mental health and chemical dependency treatment
  • Housing
  • Documents and vital records (including driver's licenses, birth, marriage or divorce certificates, and copies of your criminal record)
  • Legal Assistance (including child support orders)
  • Job Search

Click the "+" or "–" next to each category title to see or to hide the list of resources.

What can I do with the results?

Click on the names of any of the resources on your list to visit the website and learn more. Note that the website will open in a new window; to return to your list of state resources, simply close the new window by clicking the "X" in the upper right corner.

To view resources for another state, use the drop-down box at the top of your list of resources.

You can download and save your results as an Excel, Word, RTF or pdf file using the "Download" button at the bottom of your results. You can print or email your results by using the links at the bottom of the page.

Where does this information come from?

All of the resources here are collected and maintained by CareerOneStop and are exclusively available on the CareerOneStop suite of web products. For information about displaying any of this data on your own website, please visit CareerOneStop's Web Services.

Who can I contact for help?

If you have questions about a website you visit from your list of state resources, please use contact information on that website.

If you have questions or comments about your list of state resources, please contact the CareerOneStop Service Center at