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LGBTQ Resources

If you need assistance or a referral for any services, but are unsure of which agency to call or contact, email: where a victim assistance specialist will assist you.

  • In-Crisis
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

      Help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation issues, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

      The Lifeline is a network of 160 crisis centers in 50 states.
      Tel: 800-273-TALK (8255)

      OC Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

      PFLAG is a group of families and allies who support and work with the LGBTQ community. They host meetings and advocate for the health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals. Visit their website for meetings and events.

      Mailing address:
      P.O. Box 1100
      Laguna Beach, CA 92652

      The Trevor Lifeline

      The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

      Visit the website to find local, regional and national resources.
      Tel: 866-488-7386

      Gay-Straight Alliance

      A support network for student-run clubs that bring together LGBTQ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform for activism to fight homophobia and transphobia.

      Visit the website to find local, regional and national resources.
      Tel: 213-529-4822

      GLBT National Help Center

      Peer counseling (via phone and chat), information and local resources.

      Visit the website to find local, regional and national resources.
      Tel: 888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

      Campus Pride

      A national organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.


  • On-Campus
    • IVC Campus Police Department

      Crimes, suspicious activities, and any emergencies should be reported to the Campus Police Department. Any person may contact Campus Police 24/7.

      Campus Police, CP 100
      Tel: 949-451-5234
      Fax: 949-451-5234
      Visit Website

      IVC Counseling Center

      IVC counselors can provide personal counseling in the event of a personal emergency or crisis. Counselors can also refer students to off-campus resources.

      Student Services Center, Room 210
      Tel: 949-451-5251
      Visit Website

      IVC Health and Wellness Center: Psychological Services

      Students can receive psychological services by appointment only if they have paid their health fee. Psychological services are not offered 24 hours a day, and are not available in the summer. Students may also be referred to an off-campus resource.

      Student Services Center, Room 150
      Tel: 949-451-5221
      Visit Website

      Dean of Counseling Services

      The Dean of Counseling Services handles all student discipline matters and verifies student discipline records and unit overload petitions. Students in crisis can be referred to the Dean for assistance. Faculty and staff that encounter disruptive students may complete a “Referral for Student Conduct Violation” form and submit to the Dean’s office for further action.

      Student Services Center, Room 210
      Tel: 949-451-5410
      Visit Webpage

Counseling Center 
949-451-5251     SC 210

Mon:​   8 am - 7 pm ​
​Tue: ​  8 am - 7 pm
​Wed: ​  8 am - 7 pm
​Thu:   ​8 am - 7 pm
​Fri: ​  8 am - Noon  (with a counselor) 
  Noon - 3 pm  (without a counselor)

Health and Wellness Center
949-451-5221     SC 150

Mon:​   9 am - 4:30 pm ​
​Tue: ​  9 am - 4:30 pm
​Wed: ​  9 am - 4:30 pm
​Thu:   ​9 am - 4:30 pm
​Fri: ​  9 am - 1:00 pm

The IVC Counseling Center and Health and Wellness Center are NOT 24-hour services.

For immediate crisis intervention, please call:

  • Crisis Prevention Hotline of Orange County
    (877) 7-CRISIS
    or (877) 727-4747
  • National Suicide Prevention & Hotline for Veterans
    (800) 272-TALK  (PRESS 1)
    or (800) 272-8255

For life-threatening emergencies:

Dial 9-1-1