New Single Stop Office Helps Students Connect with Resources

Single Stop OfficeA new office on campus is helping students connect with a variety of resources they need to stay on track and in class.  

The Single Stop office, located across from the Admissions Office in Takena Hall, brings campus and community resources together into one place. Since opening last fall, the office has connected LBCC students to more than $130,000 in benefits and resources using Single Stop USA’s online program.

Resource navigators at the college provide free, one-on-one assistance to connect students with resources such as legal and financial aid, food assistance, options for transportation, healthcare and childcare, help with utility bills, and emergency assistance for unforeseen expenses.

“The Single Stop office serves as a ‘one stop shop’ to help students access emergency funds to help them stabilize, and to connect students to resources and support to meet their immediate and longer term needs,” said Amanda Stanley, LBCC program coordinator and resource navigator.

The office also helps connect students to health care. During fall term, Stanley partnered with Benton County Health to bring Oregon Health Plan insurance navigators to campus, helping more than 70 students find solutions for their insurance needs.

“The OHP navigators helped students with eligibility and enrollment,” said Stanley. “This term, we have expanded the service to offer more sessions to help students with their health insurance needs.”

Single Stop is part of a broader college initiative to help address affordability for all students. Affordability often refers to more than covering the cost of tuition, and can include support for unforeseen expenses that quickly become barriers to college success and completion.
LBCC is continually working to find creative solutions to help students stay on track, stay in class and be successful in college.

Find out more: LBCC Single Stop Office

Above photo: Amanda Stanley, LBCC program coordinator and Single Stop resource navigator, helps a student connect with resources.

LBCC partners with Single Stop USA, a non-profit organization that connects people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain good jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency through a unique one-stop-shop.