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Women's History Month at MDC Hialeah Campus

Women's History Month 2022 Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

Information & Resources

MDC Office of Sexual Violence Prevention

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, a division of the Department of Emergency Management, is overseen by the MDC Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT). This multidisciplinary team seeks to provide evidence-base programming to reduce sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking in our diverse college community and deliver a safe learning and working environment. The College understands the impact and consequences of sexual violence and strives to create and maintain an educational environment and workplace that is free from such effects.

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention can provide information on sexual violence awareness and prevention to students and employees. In addition, the OSVP distributes posters, palm cards, and printed materials designed to educate its students and employees about impact of sexual violence, how to help a friend, and bystander intervention.

Resources include:

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Provides services at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson South Community Hospital to victims, non-offending family members and other relatives.

Men and Women United in Justice, Education Reform (M.U.J.E.R.)
Provides direct response services to domestic and sexual abuse victims and families.

HELPline Miami 
Free and confidential counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and referral services.
305-358-HELP (4357)

Florida Abuse Hotline
Accepts reports 24/7 of known or suspected abuse of children or vulnerable adults. 

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Confidential online chat with a trained staff member who can provide help and support in Spanish or English.

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Citrus Health

Mental health counselors are available on campus during the day and after-hours throughout the week including Saturdays. Students may receive up to 10 free hour-long sessions where they can speak confidentially with a licensed counselor. Sessions during the day may be held either in person (on campus), by phone, or virtually. When filling out the form, please select either daytime or after-hours counseling.

Benefits of Counseling:

  • Exploring options
  • Cultivating greater resilience
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Regaining emotional balance
  • A safe place to talk
  • Developing self-acceptance
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Learning about stress relief

MDC Single Stop

Single Stop is a college-wide one-stop source for students and their immediate family members to be connected to public benefits and local resources. Single Stop aims to connect students with valuable resources, so they can concentrate on what matters most: their coursework, their families, and their futures.

All the services that are offered at Single Stop are free!

Services offered by Single Stop:

  • Benefits Screening (e.g., SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid/Medicare, Temporary Cash Assistance)
  • Bus Passes
  • FAFSA Completion
  • Financial Coaching
  • Food Assistance
  • Legal Aid Referrals
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Student Emergency Aid
  • Tax Preparation
  • Additional Resource Referrals Available

Lotus House

Lotus House provides shelter and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services, including access to medical and mental health care, parenting education, counseling and parent/child therapy, life skills and educational advancement, job readiness training, and a host of enrichment activities from art and acupuncture to yoga and meditation offering alternative pathways to healing. 

Lotus House is a leader in addressing the special needs of homeless women, youth and children with innovative, holistic, evidence-based solutions to break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness.

Representing the Lotus House at our event is Victoria Varela, Community Outreach Coordinator.

MDC iCED Department

Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy (iCED): Awakening and empowering students for lifelong civic engagement. iCED is part of the Office of Changemaking Education and Social Innovation at MDC and provides the MDC community with high-quality opportunities for civic learning and democratic engagement. iCED believes that when teaching and learning experiences are transformed for students and faculty, they develop the knowledge, skills and agency to become active citizens. We aim to close Miami’s civic empowerment gap and achieve a more representative, participatory democracy.

Students can find opportunities for service at places like Lotus House and other organizations with a similar mission by clicking on this link:

They can follow step-by-step instructions on how to register through the iCED portal by clicking on "Spring 2022 Service-Learning Registration Instructions for Students".

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