Mountain Gateway Community College knows that students’ educational and career goals are important and Single Stop can help them address any hurdles that can occur along their journey. Single Stop connects students with resources and support to help them overcome emergencies so that their goal of graduation is not derailed.
MGCC’s Single Stop lead connects students with a variety of free and comprehensive social services and college/community resources so they can stay focused on their academic goals. These resources and support include:
- Benefits Screening – Learn whether you qualify for federal and state benefits, such as food and nutrition programs (SNAP, WIC), health insurance (Medicaid), cash, utilities, and more. You can also get assistance in applying for these benefits.
- Health Care Enrollment – Explore health care insurance options and receive help with enrolling or renewing your coverage.
- Financial Education – Achieve your financial goals with guidance in budgeting and debt management.
- Community Resource Referrals – Get connected to community resources and agencies who can help you with your barriers or challenges. Areas include healthcare, food access, utility assistance, and more.
Students interested in learning about their eligibility for these benefits and resources can complete a profile using the online self-screening tool. http://app.singlestop.org/
Virginia 2-1-1 is another great resource for students and their families to identify local, regional, and state resources that can help address barriers or challenges. http://211virginia.org/
The College’s Single Stop office is located in Student Services (first floor, Backels Hall) on the MGCC main campus. However, virtual appointments can be made via Zoom, as well as in-person appointments at the Rockbridge Regional Center. For additional information, please call 540-863-2820 or email email@example.com.