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.