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Irvine Valley College recognizes and honors the sacrifices of those who have served and who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The transition to civilian life can lead to various challenges in areas such as academics, social gatherings, physical and financial matters and emotional distress. While most returning soldiers will make a successful return to civilian life, some veterans may experience serious psychological distress once their return home from war.

  • In-Crisis
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

      Help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, 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)

      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 their website to chat online.

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

      VA Home Front

      The VA is making an effort to end veteran homelessness by the year 2015. If you are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or know a veteran in need of assistance, contact the VA Home Front.

      Irvine Valley College, Student Services Center, Room 150
      Tel: 949-451-5221 

      Vet2Vet Crisis Hotline

      The Vet2Vet Veterans Crisis Hotline trains veterans to be peer counselors for other veterans in need. Vet2Vet Counselors assist veterans in crisis and can also connect callers. Visit their website to chat online.

      Tel: (877) 838-2838

  • On-Campus
    • IVC Veteran Services Center

      The IVC Veterans Services Center is plugged into many resources that are available to help veterans in distress. The center is staffed with a veterans' counselor, staff and veteran students who may be able to relate to the problems of veterans in transition.

      Student Services Center, Room 120
      Tel: 949-451-5296
      Fax: 949-451-5666​
      Visit Website

      IVC Veteran Services Center Counselor

      Student veterans can make an appointment with a veterans' counselor for assistance with personal and academic issues.

      Student Services Center, Room 120B
      Tel: 949-451-5296
      Visit Website

      IVC Health and Wellness Center: Psychological Services

      Students can receive psychological services by appointment after they have paid their health fee. Psychological services are available M-Th 9-4pm, 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

      Veterans Club at Irvine Valley College

      The IVC Veterans Club provides support and resources for returning military men and women as they transition to college life. Membership is not limited to veterans. All interested students are invited to join and participate.

      Robert Melendez, club advisor
      Tel: 949-451-5360
      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

For questions about veterans’ services in Orange County, CA, contact the

Orange County
Veteran’s Services Office:

OC Veterans’ Services Office

1300 South Grand Avenue,
Building B, 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 480-6555