Miami Dade College Services and Resources

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ACCESS

Provides note takers, assistive technologies, interpreters, tutoring, testing accommodations. Proper documentation is needed for services.

Counseling Services for Miami Dade College Students

Counselors are available at each campus on a rotating schedule throughout the week. Students can receive up to six free hour-long sessions where they can speak confidentiality to a licensed counselor.

Students have the opportunity to meet with a licensed mental health professional to assist with life situations. Sessions are 50-minutes long and confidential. If you would like to meet with one of our counseling professionals see the counseling schedule for your campus.

HIV and Substance use/abuse prevention

The “I Live Informed, I am Involved, I Care,” web-space promotes a healthy lifestyle among young adults by providing our visitors with information and resources regarding HIV and Substance use/abuse prevention.

LiveSafe

LiveSafe enables direct and discreet two-way communication with your community safety officials using text, picture, video, and audio. It also lets you virtually walk your friends and family home with SafeWalk.

Download "LiveSafe" from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

MDC H.E.L.P.S. (Helping Everyone Learn to Prevent Suicide)

The MDC H.E.L.P.S. program brings suicide prevention training, mental health self-assessments, and mental health awareness and outreach to all campuses and outreach centers at Miami Dade College.

The training uses the "Question, Persuade, Refer" or "QPR" curriculum and is a 90-minute face-to-face training. Participants learn the warning signs of suicide, how to ask the question, how to persuade, and refer someone to get help.

For more information about the MDC H.E.L.P.s program and QPR training, please contact:

  • Margaret M. Di Gennaro, Program Manager, MDC H.E.L.P.S.
    MDCHelps@mdc.edu 
    305-237-7536

This program is grant funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Mental Health First Aid Training

This eight hour, face-to-face training program is offered free at Miami Dade College in partnership with Jewish Community Services, through a SAMHSA grant. The Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches action plans to help those experiencing a mental health, emotional, or substance abuse crisis. Participants receive a three-year national certification as a Mental Health First Aider. For more information about registering for upcoming trainings, please contact of of the following:

  • Demian Laudisio
    Jewish Community Services of South Florida Training Instructor
    dlaudisio@jcsfl.org
  • Sheila Plana
    Part-Time Coordinator for Mental Health First Aid training at MDC
    splana@mdc.edu
    305-237-7519

Public Safety

Provides patrol, safety escort, jump-starting vehicles, air for tires, and lost and found services.

Sexual Assault Prevention

The College provides information for new students on sexual assault awareness and prevention through the online 360 Stay Safe Building Community Program. The training provides information on prevention of sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. The training provides prevention resources to create a safer campus environment. The first module of the training includes information about the different forms of sexual misconduct, the legal consequences, the importance of understanding the definition of consent, and how to communicate consent, and intervening on behalf of someone in need.

Silent Witness Form

MDC college community can report suspicious behavior anonymously.

Single Stop

Provides free benefits screening, free financial counseling, free legal referrals, free tax preparation services, mental health referrals and Visa and immigration assistance.Locations at Kendall, North and Wolfson campus and the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center.

Veteran Student Information

Miami Dade College's Military and Veterans Services (MILVET) office is available to assist all eligible U.S. Military and Veteran students and dependents who are using their VA educational benefits to further their education.

By Campus

Kendall Campus

Kendall Campus Fitness and Wellness Center

Get your workout right on campus at the Fitness and Wellness Center.

Kendall Campus Aquatic Center

Find details, hours, and membership information for the Campus Aquatic Center.

North Campus

North Campus Aquatic and Fitness Center

Find details, hours, and membership information for the Campus Aquatic Center.

Wolfson Campus

Wolfson Campus Fitness and Wellness Center

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