Connecting students to State, local, Federal and community benefits
The Department of Transitional Assistance has suspended collecting many of the proofs or verification typically requested for SNAP and cash assistance purposes. DTA reopened its offices today, and are working with very part-time staffing as they gear up (the local DTA offices are physically CLOSED, but SNAP workers are staffing the phone lines and trying to process as many new applications as possible).
Students who are applying or have a SNAP renewal or TAFDC renewal, they DO NOT NEED to submit signed DTA forms, such as the Educational Income and Expense form (EDUC-1) or the Community College Enrollment form (CCE-1 forms). DTA will take a self-declaration from the student about their financial aid and student attendance.
DTA is aware that colleges are closed down and staff is not available to sign and fax forms. If a student is studying remotely, they are still a "student" under the SNAP rules.
About Single Stop
The Single Stop program at Bunker Hill Community College focuses on connecting students to state and federal financial resources and local community services. The aim is to help student surmount economic barriers, continue with their education and move toward economic mobility with the ultimate goal of ending cycles of poverty.
Single Stop aid students in applying for benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), offers referrals for those with housing issues, helps with health insurance applications, provides financial literacy classes, and helps students to advocate for themselves when applying for resources.
Since 2012, The Greater Boston Food Bank has partnered with Single Stop to sponsor monthly Mobile Markets for our campus community and veterans. We have been fortunate to be working with food rescue programs such as Food Link and Food for Free, which support our students through ongoing donations. We have a new food pantry on campus, THE DISH, which is open to all students, faculty and staff.
Community Partner Visits
The Visits have been canceled for the duration of the Coronavirus Emergency. However, help is still available!
To talk about affordable financial resources to assist with paying for college
Mya Goodman (She, Her, & Hers) | Senior College Affordability Advisor
uAspire | PREPARE * AFFORD * SUCCEED
31 Milk St, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02109
office:617.778.7195 ext. 140
email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.uaspire.org
To assist with housing issues
Housing Supports & Co-location Training Manager
617-425-6738 | Fax 617-532-7509| Cell 617-869-8441
1411 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120- 3401
Linda Muse, Benefits Specialist
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
To discuss Financial Empowerment
Statement to our Students
We are committed to helping you be successful. We understand that at times you may be facing financial difficulties and we want to help. You are not alone.
If you are having trouble affording food, please let us know. We are fortunate to be working with several groups that may be able to help you. Visit us in room D206 on the Charlestown Campus today.
Single Stop Mission
Single Stop is a one-stop resource center offering students holistic advising grounded in equity, respect and trust focused on providing basic needs assistance.Through inclusive coordinated access to local, State, federal and community-based organizations, Single Stop strives to build economic mobility needed to increase student retention and graduation.