The Office of Community Services (OCS) targets the following population through partnerships, coalitions and special initiatives.

    • Youth (elementary and high-school-aged)

    • Elders

    • Families

    • Community-based providers needing support to meet outcomes deliverables for the Miami Beach Service Partnership

    • Through partnerships, coalitions and special initiatives, the OCS serves and advocates for these populations with the primary focus on accessing services offered by community-based providers. Examples of these strategies and direct services include: becoming an ACCESS Florida for the Department of Children and Families and an Access Point for the Aging Resource Center, in conjunction with the Alliance for Aging

    • Coordinating monthly community service projects and public workshops targeting our service populations

    • Implementing the Youth Empowerment Network (formerly known as the (Truancy Prevention Program) serving 50 youth and their families

    • Conducting home visits and assessments for youth and families facing educational, familial and service problems

    • Providing advocacy for those youth facing educational problems including the need for testing and placement in special education programming Read More!

    FREE tax preparation service-City of Miami Beach’s Office of Community Services

    In collaboration with the IRS, the City of Miami Beach’s Office of Community Services is offering FREE tax preparation services for individuals/households with incomes up to $50,000 in English and Spanish.

    Anyone wishing to take advantage of this service must call our office (305-673-7491) to make an appointment or for additional information.

     The tax prep will be offered February 04th – April 14th by appointment as follows:

     Tuesdays:            1:00pm- 7:00pm 

     Thursdays:          1:00pm- 4:00pm

     Friday:                 1:00pm- 4:00pm 

     Returns are conducted online enabling immediate submission. 

     Individuals seeking tax prep services must bring:

     Photo ID

     Social Security card

     W-2 and/or 1099

     Checking account number (for direct deposit refunds)

     Prior year’s return

     To learn more view our WORKPLAN.

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