Campus Assist List
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law encourages parents or persons with lawful custody to safely surrender an infant within 3 days of birth with no questions asked, in order to save lives of newborn infants at risk of abandonment in unsafe locations. Safe surrender sites are hospitals or other approved locations such as fire stations.
24-hour hotline. Text option available. Free, multilingual, confidential crisis counseling and support in coping with emotional distress related to a natural or human-caused disaster, including pandemics such as the coronavirus outbreak. Callers are immediately connected to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling centers in the nationwide network of centers.
Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Safety Plan Hotline
Phone hotline and webPOISONCONTROL online tool. Call 9-1-1 right away if the individual collapses, has a seizure, has trouble breathing or can’t be awakened.
Online chat option available. Advocates available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone seeking resources or information.
Chat, email and forum options available. Support for youth, teens and families. Team members trained to handle a crisis, provide support and listen to your story without judgment in a personal and private space.
Lifeline Chat available. National network of local crisis centers. 24/7, free and confidential support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Sexual Assault Crisis Emergency Hotline
12.6 miles from UCI campus
Peer support hotline run by and for trans people, available 7:00AM-1:00AM PT. Direct service, material support, advocacy, and education, with the goal of fighting the epidemic of trans suicide and improving overall life-outcomes of trans people through justice-oriented, collective community aid.
Safe and judgment-free place for LGBTQ youth in crisis or feeling suicidal to talk. Chat, text and social network site options also available.
Online chat and text available. Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders.
CalFresh is part of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/food stamps program helping eligible low-income people to purchase the food they need.
Students can meet with a representative from the OC Second Harvest Food Bank on campus at the FRESH Basic Needs Hub to help with the application process. Students may qualify if they are a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, enrolled at least half time as a student and they meet one of the following conditions: employed at least 20 hours a week, already receive work-study or CalWorks, receive CalGrant A/B, care for a young child, or do not intend to register for the next school term.
For more information on Second Harvest application assistance, visit https://www.feedoc.org/get-help/calfresh-assistance/.
For more information on the CalFresh program, visit http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/ or call the California Food Stamp Information Line at (877) 847-FOOD (3663).
Free online behavioral health self-help modules.
Clinic, outpatient services, specialized school and support groups for parents of children with ADHD, behavioral issues or other learning difficulties.
Certificates and specialized studies programs on campus and online for working professionals seeking career advancement and personal enrichment.
UCI students and campus employees are eligible for a discounted OC Bus annual pass. One-time fee of $169 for unlimited use through June 30. (80% discount over monthly passes.)
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Emergency Department: Level 2 Trauma Center
13.8 miles from UCI campus
Emergency Department: Level 1 Trauma Center
7 days/week 8:00AM-8:00PM
For any individual or family in a domestic violence situation seeking shelter.
Emergency shelters, transitional and permanent housing. Specialized programs and services available in over 70 languages.
52-bed shelter for abused women and their children, including teenage males.
Orange County emergency shelters providing housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons. Limited to a short-term stay.
Transitional housing providing housing between 6-24 months, with the goal of assisting individuals to gain personal growth, self-sufficiency and financial stability.
Available both to individuals and families. Welcomes survivors of any gender, their children, and their pets. Includes emergency motel stays, short-term shelter and long-term housing placements.
Central source for information and referrals for health and human services in LA County. Open 24/7, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time.
Comprehensive referral helpline and online resources linking residents to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County. Free and staffed 24/7 by caring, experienced and trained specialists.
Responsible for oversight and administration of programs serving California's most vulnerable residents, including adult programs, children and family services, disability determination service and welfare to work.
605 West Santa Ana Boulevard
Disability insurance benefits provide partial wage replacement to eligible workers unable to work because of a medical or physical illness or injury (non-work related), which prevents them from performing their regular or customary work (including pregnancy). SDI benefits generally last a year. Eligibility includes being unable to do your regular work for at least eight days and having earned at least $300 from which SDI deductions were withheld. Online application available.
Food Pantry: 3631 West Warner Ave, Santa Ana
Food pantry (first come/first serve basis), clothing, document preparation, translations. When funds available: utility, rent and transportation assistance. Services provided in Spanish and Vietnamese.
A collaborative effort between the University of California and Immigrants Rising, a non-profit dedicated to educational equity for undocumented students. The toolkit focuses on income generation options applicable and considerate of undocumented students, regardless of DACA status.
California's Medicaid health care program. Program and application information about state health care programs for children and adults with limited income and resources. (California state program administered by Orange County.)
Program for low-income individuals who do not have Medi-Cal. Safety-net program for county residents between 19-64 years of age with income from 138% up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) who do not have any other health coverage to pay for their urgent medical needs. Provides necessary urgent, emergency medical services and follow-up care to protect the patient from the loss of life or limb, prevent significant disability or serious deterioration of health. (Orange County program.)
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids. Temporary financial assistance and employment-related services to families with minor children. When one or both parents are absent, disabled, deceased or unemployed, if eligible for CalWORKS you automatically qualify for Medi-Cal and might qualify for CalFresh. (California state program administered by Orange County.)
Temporary cash aid to eligible indigent adults with no minor children who are ineligible for Federal or State programs. Benefits are considered a loan and must be repaid. To be eligible, must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien resident in Orange County and meet income and property requirements. If you are employable you must register with GR Work program. Also provides financial benefits for cremation and burial expenses. (Orange County program.)
Agency responsible for planning, implementing and operating many of the social services programs provided by the county. Includes information about child/elder abuse reporting, Medi-Cal, food stamps, healthcare, youth services, community resources and other available programs.
Food distribution, utility assistance, transportation (gas vouchers, bus tickets), clothing, household items, other forms of assistance and community referrals.
In partnership with more than 340 member charities, the Second Harvest Food Bank helps feed more than 200,000 individuals each month through primary services of acquiring and distributing donated and surplus food. Mobile pantries offer fresh produce at various locations across the county and the website provides additional useful links to emergency food and meals locations.
Community health center providing primary health care services, including general medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, family planning, dentistry, vision/optometry, Behavioral Health Services, health screenings, preventative care and health education. Open Tuesday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday 8:00AM-4:30PM.
Food pantry on the first and third Saturday of the month. Free grocery bag of food, and fresh vegetables and fruits when available. Free articles of clothing, shoes, baby food, diapers and toiletries also provided subject to availability. More information: http://serve-the-people.com/what-we-do/foodpantry.html
Health center providing high-quality, comprehensive safety net services to the OC community. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health and social services at eight health centers, as well as mobile units. Comprehensive social services include case management, food pantry and emergency financial assistance.
Food pantry: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM at SOS Community Health Center, 1550 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa. Bags are filled with fresh produce, meats, dairy products, breads and assorted canned goods.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays wage replacement income benefits to those who worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Eligibility includes having worked in jobs covered by Social Security and having a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. Generally available to people who are unable to work for a year or more. (Federal program administered by U.S. Social Security Administration.)
Hot meal served daily, Monday-Friday 12:00PM-3:00PM. Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM-11:00AM.
Comprehensive services to families and seniors. Food, shelter, computer learning lab, transitional housing, clothing, as well as one-time rental and utility assistance in short-term crises to prevent homelessness.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to aged, blind, and disabled people who have limited or no income, providing cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. SSI is funded by general tax revenues and eligibility is based on income and disability, not years of experience. (Federal program administered by U.S. Social Security Administration.)
300 West Carl Karcher Way
In collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the UCI Mobile Food Pantry gives away fresh fruits and vegetables on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00AM-11:00AM (Santa Ana) and the third Friday of each month at 4:00PM-9:00PM (Anaheim).
800 North Main Street
In collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the UCI Mobile Food Pantry gives away fresh fruits and vegetables on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00AM-11:00AM (Santa Ana) and the third Friday of each month at 4:00PM-9:00PM (Anaheim).
Public/private partnership web project portal for individuals, families and social service agencies concerned with community mental health services, substance use treatment programs and help for people with developmental disabilities. Orange County resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. Information about services, laws, related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Searchable by category, agency name or keyword.
Live chat available. Telephone and online support for anyone seeking information or linkage to OC Health Care Agency's Behavioral Health Services. Assists callers in the navigation of the county's Behavioral Health System through information, referral and linkage directly to programs that meet the needs of callers.
Online guide providing unbiased reviews of app and other digitial tools for mental health, scored based on credibility, user experience and transparency.
Confidential, anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction or mental health problems.
Free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral routing service in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. Referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations.
Provides supplemental food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and help finding health care and other community services for low- to moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum people, and infants/children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. The purpose of WIC is to prevent health problems and to improve the health of program participants during critical times of growth and development. (California state program administered by Orange County.)
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team. Weekly social support group. Free, culturally sensitive services for underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities, including testing, substance abuse programs and health education programs.
Meetings for those affected by excessive drinking of someone close. Searchable meeting directory for times and locations in Orange County.
Meetings for those who want to stop drinking. Includes national website and free literature. Searchable meeting directory for times and locations in Orange County.
Services include will drafting, advance health care directives, representation at administrative hearings, addressing elder abuse, and advising on rights as consumers and how to avoid financial abuse.
Helpline available 24/7. Local office offers core services, such as family consultation/care plan, information and referrals, support groups, safety services and education.
Network of career centers for California employers and job seekers providing no-cost employment and job training services, including a resource center.
Low-cost mental health services and psychological testing to individuals with no health insurance. Fees for psychotherapy range from $5 to $50 dollars, based on the household monthly income. Sessions usually last 50 minutes.
Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. AA meetings, DUI program, dual diagnosis. Does not accept private insurance. Programs offered in English and Spanish.
Wide variety of help for those seeking an alcohol and/or drug treatment program. Programs are based on the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and are gender-specific. Treatment activities include individual therapy, specialty groups, fitness, educational lectures and group therapy.
Employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities. Assists with obtaining and retaining employment.
Program for discounted phone service for low-income individuals or families.
Assistance to eligible low-income households to manage and meet their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs. Services include utility payment assistance and free weatherization energy efficiency upgrade services.
Center for Fulfilling Solutions
Court-approved perpetrator program for domestic violence, juvenile anger management program, licensed therapist for general counseling.
Faith-based individual, family, couples, child and adolescent counseling for child abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, divorce recovery, gambling, smoking addictions, sexual addictions, grief, life stage adjustments, personality disorders, substance abuse and parenting. Does not accept insurance. Reduced-fee services available.
232 West Main St, Suite 101, Tustin
Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback and education services for children, youth, adults, couples and families. Specialization in marital discord, anger management, anxiety/phobias, sexual abuse issues, stress and pain management, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual identity issues, domestic violence and bereavement. Sliding-fee scale. Accepts some HMOs.
501 West Palm Ave
Marriage and family therapy trainees offer quality and affordable mental health care for individual, couples and families. Sliding-fee scale.
Master’s-level trainees offer individual, couples and group therapy, psychological testing, substance abuse and domestic violence treatment and educational seminars. Sliding-fee scale.
Counseling services for children, parents and families. Also provides Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) treatment to improve parent child bond, communication and effective positive discipline in young children.
Community education services, child care, development services and family resource services, as well as child care resource referral and financial assistance programs.
14341 Yale Avenue
Assistance with childcare providers and financial assistance options. Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-5:00PM and by appointment.
Affordable school-age childcare for children of families who live or work in Irvine, through community-based organizations located on elementary school sites. Scholarships available.
Consortium of safety net providers and partners creating free and low-cost, quality health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
Meetings for those who have a desire to stop using cocaine and other mind-altering substances. Searchable meeting directory for times and locations in Orange County.
Inpatient medical detoxification and group therapy.
Utility assistance for current bills. Limited assistance with past due bills that are pending disconnects. Assistance with energy and weatherization home projects.
Free legal advice, counseling and representation on civil matters (not including divorce). Services to low-income individuals and seniors age 60+ in Orange County and southeast and south-central portions of Los Angeles County.
All levels of alcohol and drug detox and rehab treatment programs providing a full continuum of care, including detox, primary rehab, extended care, outpatient treatment, alternative sentencing, recovery homes and sober living in Orange County.
Ombudsman work to resolve problems and concerns of individual residents of nursing and residential care facilities by creating a presence through regular unannounced visits, monitoring conditions and care, and providing a voice for those unable to speak for themselves.
24-hour helpline providing information and offering support to anyone seeking recovery from crystal meth addiction. Not a crisis hotline.
Parenting support and education, medical supportive services for children and school preparation for children 0-5 years living within Irvine Unified School District.
Fair housing enforcement and education, landlord/tenant counseling, mediation and homebuyer HUD counseling, including first-time homebuyer education and mortgage default counseling. Free to low-to-moderate income clients. Available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Food pantry, rental and utility assistance, bus and gas vouchers, transitional shelter for single women and women with children under 12, free tax help, credit counseling.
Individualized supportive services to families coping with the physical, emotional and financial responsibilities of caregiving.
Offers individual, family, play, group and marital therapies for patients and their families to learn to cope with the feelings surroundingt he diagnosis, treatment and side effects of cancer. Services are individualized according to needs of each patient. Accepts most insurance, private pay, sliding-fee scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Free and confidential peer-support via telephone, chat or email. Local resource database.
Compare prices and discounts from pharmacies in your area.
This program provided by the Council on Aging offers unbiased individualized counseling, community outreach, and public education about Medicare and other related health insurance topics. Trained staff and volunteers can help with better understanding benefits, how the health care system works and acquiring services.
Medical model alcohol and drug treatment program. Detoxification, inpatient, day care, outpatient and tracks for males and females. 12-step oriented, with strong family involvement and long-term supportive aftercare. Free consultation and assessment. Accepts most insurances. No dual-diagnosis unless stabilized.
Free, short-term counseling services to neighboring communities. Services focus on individuals of low-income status with no health insurance coverage. Individuals with severe psychiatric disorders will be referred out. Also offers workshops and groups.
(Select Center for Children and Families in the left menu.) Sliding-scale services including counseling for children, families and adults. Parenting classes and psycho-educational support groups also available. Legal advocacy provided through scheduled legal clinics. Choose Center for Children and Families in the left menu for location and phone number information.
County-funded service providing payment to care providers for elderly and disabled adults to be able to meet individual need and assure they live safely at home. Services may include house cleaning, shopping, cooking, laundry and personal care.
Part of Irvine Unified School District. Provides career training and placement for adults.
For K-12 students and families in the Irvine Unified School District. Sliding scale individual and family counseling. Parent education classes and support groups. Resource referrals.
Sliding-scale counseling services available to children, families, couples, men and women. Psycho-educational, therapeutic and support groups also available. Bilingual services available.
Free clinic working to meet the healthcare needs of low-income and uninsured Southern Californians. Services include dental care, diagnostic imaging, health fairs, mental health counseling, optometry, specialty care, pedicatric care and primary care.
Services for LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles. Health services including primary care, HIV/STD prevention and treatment, individual and group mental health counseling. Social services support for youth, transgender individuals, legal services, senior services, support groups.
12-step program meeting information for addicts recovering from marijuana addiction in District 5 Orange County.
Affordable mental health and recovery counseling, life skills education and supportive services to women and families. Specializes in substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, grief and general counseling. Groups offered. Men's individual and group counseling also available.
27700 Medical Center Rd, Mission Viejo
Comprehensive treatment for adults with chemical dependency due to alcohol, prescription medication, or illegal substances in an accredited acute care hospital with specially trained staff and exceptional medical leadership.
Comprehensive treatment for adults with chemical dependency, located in an accredited acute care hospital. Highly structured programs including medical detoxification, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, family program and alumni program.
Meeting information for twelve-step program for families and friends of drug abusers.
Meeting information for local twelve-step self-help recovering program for addicts who want to overcome their addiction to drugs.
Free educational programs, advocacy, meetings and support groups throughout the county addressing all aspects of mental health. Services and programs available for families and clients dealing with the effects of mental illness.
Online resource for programs providing assistance to those unable to afford medications and healthcare costs. Information on prescription assistance programs, coupons, drug discount cards, scholarships and government programs.
Residential social model recovery program serving women suffering from addictions. Individual and group therapy, family treatment and children services, after care and follow-up.
Acceptance through Compassionate Care, Empowerment and Positive Transformation. Community-based mental health and supportive services to individuals struggling with or identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning, and the people important in their lives. Services include short-term individual and family counseling, resource and service linkage, social support groups and free trainings for the community and healthcare professionals.
24-hour hotline to report suspected isolation, abandonment, abduction, self-neglect, neglect by others or financial, emotional, sexual and physical abuse of elderly or disabled adults.
List provided by the OC Housing Authority to assist with multi-family, "deed restricted," affordable rental housing in Orange County.
Information and phone numbers to Orange County public health clinics and community clinics offering free and low-cost services.
Information on the Adult Emergency Dental Clinic, Children's Dental Clinic and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Program.
Free procedural assistance and informative workshops to those who do now have attorneys. Open during regular court hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM and Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM.
Online referral request form available. Orange County Bar Association’s non-profit legal referral service. Prospective clients receive a free, brief consultation to review legal issues and discuss fees. $25 for first referral in one area of law. Also offers Modest Means program for referral to community pro bono services for callers unable to afford attorneys' fees. Bilingual services provided.
Programs for mood disorders, eating disorders, chemical dependency and duel diagnosis. Day treatment/partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program and other outpatient services. Covered by most insurances (HMO, PPO).
Mental health services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Psychiatric evaluation, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, individual therapy, group therapy, family/couples therapy, crisis intervention, vocational counseling, substance abuse groups, mental health groups and drop-in services. Services Medi-Cal recipients only.
Free service helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. Single point-of-access to more than 475 public and private programs.
Mental health care for individual, couples and families by Master’s-level trainees. Fees based on a sliding scale.
Residential and outpatient treatment program based on behavioral modification for drug abuse. Fees may be paid through insurance benefits with co-pay determined by insurance plans, Medi-Cal and Drug Medi-Cal for low-income clients, government contracts for qualifying individuals without the ability to pay, and self-pay with a sliding fee scale based on income.
Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency recovery program for adolescents ages 12-17 and adults. Free assessments for non-urgent cases. Medically monitored 30-day program includes individual, family and group counseling, and heavy 12-step involvement. Accepts most insurances. Initial consultations are free and confidential.
Provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education and strategic litigation and advocacy. Several community services and legal clinics throughout Orange County. Also offers Southeast Asian Legal Outreach Project (SEALOP) and AIDS Legal Assistance Project (ALAP).
20 Lake Road
Free legal services to Orange County residents age 60+ who at or below the poverty level. Visits ovarious Orange County senior centers once a month.
Treatment for psychiatric and/or chemical dependency. Treatment includes medical supervision and medication management by a psychiatrist as well as patient education and treatment related to psychiatric symptoms and/or substance dependence. Individual, group, and family therapy is also part of treatment.
Daily meetings on campus. Monday-Friday 12:00PM-1:00PM.
Offers sliding scale fee based mental health counseling, HIV testing, referrals to LGBT-competent services, such as physicians and attorneys, roommate/housing bulletin, and other various services.
Network of recovering lawyers, law students and judges dedicated to assisting others within the legal profession who are suffering from alcohol and substance abuse problems.
Offers intensive outpatient treatment for adult and adolescent addictions.
Comprehensive mental health services for children and adults, including inpatient hospitalization as well as outpatient and emergency psychiatry.
Montessori school located in University Hills. Priority placement to staff, faculty and students. Other locations in University Park, West Park and Northwood Point neighborhoods.
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:30PM and Friday-Saturday 8:00AM-4:30PM. Center services include individual/group and family counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral, and employment referral for veterans and servicemembers.
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:00PM and Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. Center services include individual/group and family counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral, and employment referral for veterans and servicemembers.
Prescription assistance program offered at Walmart Pharmacies. Provides generic drugs at $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply.
341 The City Dr, Room 705
Support and assistance to those experiencing domestic or family violence in applying for a temporary restraining order, exploring options for safe housing, accessing counseling services and during criminal justice system proceedings. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM (Closed 12:00PM-12:30PM).
Offers employment readiness program, business apparel and professional styling.
Provides job skills training, job placement assistance and wardrobe services.
Fitness, recreational, youth and after-school programs. Provides before and after-school care, sports programs, mentoring and supportive programs for school age children and developmentally delayed clients. Fitness training and adult sports. Financial assistance available for those who are eligible.
Mental health providers on campus maintain a database of community providers (psychotherapists, psychiatrists and community clinics) who can provide services to our students. You can apply to be part of our referral database by creating an account and completing an application. Please allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the form in full; there is no option to save in-progress.
Therapists on our list must meet minimal qualifications, including having active California licensure (i.e., clinical psychology, MFT or LCSW) and proof of malpractice insurance. Submission of your information does not guarantee inclusion on our database. Submissions must be reviewed and approved by the Campus Social Worker.
One-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Publications on alcohol abuse, such as pamphlets, brochures, fact sheets, posters and professional education materials. Research information such as statistics and conference information.
Education resources and materials on drugs of abuse, curriculum guides, research and funding information, and publications for medical and health professionals, researchers, parents and teachers, as well as students and young adults.
Provides free substance abuse literature. Information often offered in several languages. SAMHSA has educational brochures, pamphlets and posters that can be easily ordered by mail or downloaded.