• Printer Friendly VersionOFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES

    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 BASIC TAX PREPARATION:

    Tax season is underway and if you’re house-hold income is $53,000 or less, the City of Miami Beach – in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service is offering VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE.

    Help is also offered to persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English proficiency.

    Be sure to ask if you qualify for the earned income tax credit!

    For appointments please call 305.673.7491

    Start Date:  Wednesday, February 10last date Friday, April 15, 2016

    Tuesdays:           8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Wednesdays:       8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Fridays:              8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Documentation Needed:

    Valid Florida ID or US Passport

    Must have social security card, no copies accepted

    All income tax related documents (W-2)

    *We do not assist with: Advanced returns

 
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