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One-Stop Career Centers

U.S. Department of Labor

One-Stop Career Centers are resources for job seekers and employers. They offer a wide array of employment, training, and education services. There are approximately 3,400 One-Stop Career Centers located throughout the United States. Center contact information can be found at the Web site or by calling the toll free phone number 1-877-US2-JOBS (TTY: 1-877-899-5627).

Family Support/Service Centers

U.S. Department of Defense

Family Support/Service Centers are a comprehensive support network designed to enhance the lives of soldiers (active, Reserve, and Guard), their families, civilian employees, military retirees, and other eligible participants. These centers, which are located all over the world and in different branches of the military, vary in the kind of services offered.

USDA Service Centers /Rural Development Centers

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Development Centers help businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs. Centers are located in almost every state. Rural Development has 47 State offices, 467 local offices, and 198 area offices. Center contact information can be found at the Web site above.

Small Business Development Centers

U. S. Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide individuals and small businesses with a wide variety of information and services, including counseling, training, and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDCs target their efforts to veterans, among other groups. Lead SBDCs are in every State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — with a network of more than 1,100 service locations. Center contact information can be found at the Web site or by calling the toll free phone number 1-800-8-ASK-SBA or 1-202-205-7333 (TTY).

CFDA Information

Vocational Rehabilitation State Offices

U.S. Department of Education and State Agencies

State vocational rehabilitation offices provide a wealth of resources related to employment options for people with disabilities and generally provide services at a network of locations throughout each State.

Veteran Affairs Facilities

Veterans Administration

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) facilities assist veterans with preparing for, finding, and keeping suitable employment. There are 1,155 VA facilities in the United States. More information about vocational rehabilitation and employment services for disabled veterans is available at the Web site or by calling the toll-free telephone number 1-800-827-1000.

Social Security

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration provides a wealth of information about Social Security benefits, a monthly income support that may be available to individuals upon retirement. Service centers are located in every State. Local office addresses and contact information can be found at this Web site.

Minority Business Development Agency

U.S. Department of Commerce

The Minority Business Development Agency funds Business Development Centers around the country to assist with starting-up, expanding, and developing minority-owned firms and providing individualized management and technical assistance to minority entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Centers are located in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco regional areas, totaling about 39 centers. Addresses and contact information can be found at the Web site or by calling 202-482-6022.

Community Health Centers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Community Health Centers offer access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and focus primarily on low income and underserved individuals. Community centers are located in every State. Contact information for health centers in local areas and related general information can be found at the Web site above.

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