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Community 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.

  • Community Resources
    • Orange County 2-1-1

      2-1-1 centers provide free and confidential information and referrals for a variety of needs: food, housing, counseling, mental health services, disaster help, etc.

      Visit their website to complete an Online Help Request Form or send a written request to P.O. Box 14277, Irvine, CA 92623
      Tel: 888-600-4357 or
      949-646-4357 or

      National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

      The NAMI Warmline provides emotional support and connects callers with resources in Orange County. This warmline is not available 24 hours a day. Visit their website for a live chat option as well as a list of other services provided through their organization.

      NAMI Orange County
      1810 E. 17th St.
      Santa Ana, CA 92705-8604
      Tel: 877-910-9276 or

      Orange County Crisis Prevention Hotline

      Provides mental health and substance abuse services to those in need.

      2021 E. 4th Street, Ste 204
      Santa Ana, CA 92705
      Tel: 877-7CRISIS or 877-727-4747

      Orange County Child Protective Services

      These services are available to children and their families when children are victims of, or at risk of, abuse, neglect, exploitation or parental absence.

      [Central Regional Office]
      2020 W. Walnut
      Santa Ana, CA 92703
      Tel: 714-834-8899 or
      (800) 207-4464 or
      (714) 940-1000

      [Domestic Violence Hotline]
      (714) 992-1931

      Community Service Programs: CSP Youth Shelter

      Offers a short-term crisis intervention residential program with the goal of family reunification. Children at risk of homelessness, institutionalization, incarceration or hospitalization are given emergency shelter, meals, individual, group and family counseling, academic tutoring, prevention education and life skills development activities, as well as aftercare services.

      980 Catalina
      Laguna Beach, CA 92651
      949-494-4311 or

      Adult Abuse Services

      Prevents or remedies neglect, abuse or exploitation of adults who are unable to protect their own interests because of age or disability.

      Services are for Orange County residents only.
      Tel: 800-451-5155

      Trauma Intervention Programs

      Citizen volunteers respond to traumatic incidents at the request of police, fire and hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.

      National Office
      1420 Phillips Street
      Vista, CA 92083
      Tel: 714-314-0744

      Hate Crimes

      The Orange County Sheriff's Department will fully investigate all reported cases of “hate crimes” (which include fear, intimidation, and physical harm caused by the activities of violent groups and individuals to an individual or group because of race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation).

      Investigations Division
      550 N. Flower Street
      Santa Ana, CA 92703
      Tel: 714-647-7498

      Sexual Assault Victim Services

      Provides extended support services to victims of rape and child sexual abuse.

      401 Civic Center Dr.
      Santa Ana, CA 92701
      Tel: 714-834-4317 or

      Rape Crisis Hotline

      Domestic Violence Assistance Program

      The Domestic Violence Assistance Program helps those in need of finding a domestic violence shelter, and assistance with a restraining order. They will also provide information about restraining orders and civil harassment.

      Visit website for shelter information, including hotlines and locations.
      Tel: 714-935-7956 or

      Legal Aid Society of Orange County

      Free legal services for Orange County's poor and elderly, for housing, health, education and consumer problems.

      2101 N. Tustin Ave.
      Santa Ana, CA 92705
      Tel: 800-834-5001  

  • Hotlines/Self-Help
    • 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 Hotline is a network of 160 crisis centers in 50 states.
      Tel: 800-273-TALK (8255)

      Veterans Crisis Line

      Veterans Crisis Line responders can refer calls to suicide prevention coordinators, who follow up with veterans and coordinate care for issues ranging from PTSD and depression to readjustment challenges and sleeping problems.

      Visit the website to find resource locations for VA and community-based services in your area.
      Tel: 800-273-TALK (8255); press 1 
      or Text: 838255


      ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

      Visit the website to find numerous resources at different school campuses.
      Tel: 800-273-TALK (8255)

      National Alliance on Mental Illness

      NAMI offers an array of support and education programs that help build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

      Visit their website to find a location nearest you.
      Tel: 800-950-NAMI (6264)

      The Jed Foundation

      The Jed Foundation was created to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.

      Visit the website to find online resources.
      Tel: 800-273-TALK (8255)

      The Trevor Lifeline

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

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

  • In-Crisis/On Campus
    • 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. NOTE: In the most urgent situations, call 9-1-1 as well.

      Campus Police, Room CP 100 
      Tel: 949-451-5234 or x5234 from any campus phone 

      Counseling Center

      IVC counselors can provide personal counseling in the event of a personal emergency or crisis, as well as general counseling services about academic, personal or career issues. Counselors can also refer students to off-campus resources.

      Student Services Center, Room 220
      Tel: 949-451-5251
      Visit Website

      Health and Wellness Center

      Students may walk into the Health and Wellness Center for any of the services listed on their website. Students with other health-related concerns also may visit the Health and Wellness Center for assistance or referrals.

      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 who encounter disruptive students may complete a “Referral for Student Conduct Violation” form and submit it to the Dean’s office for further action.

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

      Health & Wellness Center: Psychological Services

      Students can receive psychological services by appointment only, provided they have paid their health fee. Psychological services are not available 24/7, 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

      Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

      The IVC DSPS department provides support services, specialized instruction and educational accommodations to students with a disability, enabling them to fully participate and benefit from an equitable college experience. Participation is voluntary and all student disability-related information is confidential.

      IVC Student Services Center, Room 171
      Tel: 949-451-5630
      TTY: 949-451-5785
      Visit Website

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