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Single Stop at Miami Dade College

About Single Stop?

Single Stop is a one-stop source for students and immediate family members to be connected to public benefits and local resources. Single Stop offers students a wide array of services including benefits screening, free tax preparation, financial coaching, Food Pantry for Students and health insurance assistance. In October 2010, Miami Dade College’s partnership with Single Stop USA was established and more than 30,000 students and families have benefited from the program's services to date.

Eligibility and Referral Process

All of our services are free to Miami Dade College students and their family members. We use a holistic approach to assess and meet the needs of our MDC students and families. We work with a unique web based program known to quickly screen for multiple government benefits and to assist with determining eligibility. We have also partnered with the Department of Children & Families (DCF) and have a full time DCF case manager on site. This allows our coordinators to assist in the application of benefits, ensure the follow through of all necessary paperwork and follow-up with each individual/family member to make sure they received the benefits they are eligible for.

Free Services Single Stop Offers:

Free Benefits Screening
Single Stop Coordinators ask qualifying questions and enter the information into the Single Stop database. The database will then populate and identify which benefits are available. Some of the benefits include Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, and Medicaid.

Free Financial Coaching
Single Stop provides an on-site financial coach to assist students with budgeting, debt management, resume’ building, completing FAFSA applications, and building/rebuilding credit. Single Stop helps students and family members develop a plan that allows them to meet their needs.

Free Legal Referrals
Single Stop provides students with various legal referrals to target legal problems, such as disability claims, tax controversies, unemployment benefit denials, housing issues, discrimination issues, food stamp denials, consumer issues and other legal issues. Referrals and legal counseling are available at no cost!

Free Tax Preparation Services
Completely free tax preparation, even if the student or family members use E-File! During the tax season (February through April 15th), students and family members can meet with an IRS-Certified tax preparer and have their taxes prepared for free. Tax preparers will determine if students and family members are eligible to receive the Earned Income, American Opportunity or Child Tax Credits. Single Stop also partners with local organizations to provide free tax preparations to students and immediate family members year round.

Where do you begin?

To schedule an appointment please contact:

Barbara Pryor 2
Mercy Arenas
Wendy Joseph
Nathaniel Gomez
Barbara Pryor
Director, Single Stop
bpryor@mdc.edu
(305)237-1448

Wolfson Campus
Mercy Arenas
Project Coordinator
Marenas@mdc.edu
(305)237-3338
North Campus
Wendy Joseph
MA Program Coordinator,
Educate Tomorrow at Single Stop
wjoseph@mdc.edu
(305)237-1514
North Campus
Nathaniel Gomez
Program Coordinator
ngomez1@mdc.edu
(305)237-1444   

Nathaniel Gomez
Taniesha Wright
Nathaniel Gomez
Lorraine Wright
Kendall Campus
Monica Darden
Single Stop Coordinator
mdarden@mdc.edu
(305)237-0712   

Taniesha Wright
MDC Mentoring Coordinator
Twright1@mdc.edu
(305)237-1056   

Akilah Kirkland
Single Stop Coodinator
akirklan@mdc.edu
(305)237-4478   

Lorraine Wright
Program Coordinator,
Educate Tomorrow at Single Stop
lwright1@mdc.edu
(305)237-0923   

 

Miami Dade College is in partnership with Single Stop USA and Educate Tomorrow

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Kendall Campus
11011 SW 104 ST
Miami, FL 33176
Building R, Room 101-07
(305) 237-0712
Nsinglestop@mdc.edu
North Campus
11380 NW 27 AV
Miami, FL 33167-3418
Room 1119-B
Building 1, First Floor
(305) 237-1444
Email: Nsinglestop@mdc.edu
Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, Fl 33132
Room 3115-8
Building 3, First Floor
(305) 237-3338
Wsinglestop@mdc.edu

Carrie P. Meek  Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150
Room 1211
(305) 237-1903

Medical Campus
950 NW 20th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Student Life, Room 1171-03
(305) 237-4478


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