The Division of Youth Services has updated its 2012  "First Step: A Youth Practitioner's Resource Guide to Supportive Services."

There are often a number of public and private sector organizations in a state or local area that offer supportive services to assist youth as they work to attain education, employment, housing and self- sufficiency, yet these organizations and resources can take time to identify. 

This updated First Step: A Youth Practitioner’s Resource Guide to Supportive Services, received input from various federal agencies who serve youth.

This guide provides youth practitioners with the information needed to connect young adults to those supportive services their employing organizations may not offer and provides quick and easy access to programs and services at the state or local level.