College of Marin (COM) has partnered with Single Stop USA, a non-profit organization, and the partnership has resulted in a brand new "One Stop Shop" for students to get connected to benefits. The concept is to have a place where students can go to get screened for multiple government benefits, receive assistance in applying for those benefits, and have follow-up to see if they have in fact received the benefits they are eligible for.
Free Services Single Stop Offers:
Benefit Screenings: See if you are eligible for:
• Up to $200 per month for groceries
• Free or low cost health insurance
• Reduced utility bills
• Referrals for affordable child care
Financial Advising: Outside of a bank, this service could cost up to $300 per session and Single Stop brings it to you for FREE! Ask their professional financial advisor about:
• Reducing your debt
• Building a budget
• Increasing your savings
• Pull your credit report for FREE
• Increasing your credit score.
Legal Advising: Currently, they can refer you to legal counsel in the community for legal advice. Get referral information based on the type of legal advice you need. Many legal services are free, however, family law attorneys will charge a fee based on a client’s income.
Tax Preparation: Tax services currently closed. IRS certified tax preparers will return in January 2013. Mark your calendar!
Also students who come in to fill out an intake form are eligible to win a FREE IPAD!
Contact our NEW Single Stop Coordinator Edwin Towle at (415) 457-8811, ext. 7761 to schedule an appointment. The office is located in the Student Services Building, Room 124.
back to top
Student Services webpage
Technical Contact: Nicole Cruz, Communications, Community Relations, and Advancement, 415-485-9648
Content Responsible: Arnulfo Cedillo, Director of Student Affairs, 415-485-9375
If you need to post edits to this page, please refer to the Technical Contact listed above.