Community Resources & Support

 

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mental health resources

Community Resources

Irvine Family Resource Center
Short-term, solution-focused individual and family therapy, resource linkage and referrals, and parent education/support groups to IUSD families K-12.
(949) 936-7502 

 

Hoag Community Mental Health
Psychotherapy, psychoeducation, case management, psychiatric services, and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to uninsured and underinsured OC families. Can provide services in English, Spanish, or Farsi.
(949) 764-6542 

 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center - Santa Ana 

Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide.
(714) 547-0885 

 

Children and Youth Services (CYS) - Central Region
Outpatient mental health clinic providing individual, group and family therapy, medication support, crisis intervention, family education and case management.
Cost: Sliding scale fee
(714) 850-8408 

 

Mariposa Women & Family Center
Individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling, and support groups to OC residents.
Cost: Sliding scale fee
Orange: (714) 547-6494
San Juan Capistrano: (949) 429-6888 

 

Western Youth Services
Mental and behavioral health counseling, addiction, advocacy, support and housing.
Cost: Sliding scale fee
(714) 378-2620 

 

INTENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

UCI Adolescent Mental Health

Address mental health needs of students with insurance coverage.  
(714) 456-2924

 

Hotlines & online resources

Orange County Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line

Confidential 24-hour telephone counseling to individuals contemplating, threatening, or attempting suicide. 
(877) 7-CRISIS or (877-727-4747) 

 

The OC Warm Line

Non-crisis, caring support for anyone struggling with emotional/mental health challenges.
(877) 910-WARM or (877-910-9276)

 

211 & OC Links Information & Referral Services

Free 24 hr information and referral line linking to thousands of local health and human service programs in the OC.
2-1-1 

(855) OC-LINKS or (888-625-4657)

 

National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI)

Helpline and family resources and groups for those affected by mental illness.
1 (800) 950-NAMI or (800-950-6264) 

 

Teen Crisis Hotline

1 (800) 448-3000

 

24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline

24/7, 7 days a week.
(714) 957-2737

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION & CRISIS SERVICES

Care Solace
Mental Health Concierge Services to connect families to outside resources.

 

Say Something

Anonymous Reporting System. A downloadable app, telephone hotline, and website that students can use to report a classmate who may be at risk of harming themselves or others.

 

Irvine Police Department 
(949) 724-7000

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The Center OC
Individual, group, and family therapy to Orange County residents. 
Cost: Sliding scale fee
(714) 953-5428 

 

Trevor Project

Crisis and suicide intervention through chat and text.

(866) 488-7386 

 

Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS)

Free individual, family counseling and support services.
(714) 645-8000 

 

PFLAG

Support meetings, education and advocacy.
(949) 424-3987

 

culturally centered services

Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
Individual counseling and wraparound support in-home. Also offers services in all Asian languages. Available to all; do not need to be Asian heritage to receive services.

(714) 636-9095 

 

Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA)

Counseling services, education, and outreach to address mental health needs of low-income families.
Korean Community Services: (714) 527-6561
OMID (Farsi speaking): (949) 502-4721 

 

Catholic Charities of Orange County

Individual and group counseling to all.
Cost: $25-$50
(714) 347-9600 

 

Discussing Race, Racism & Discrimination 

Talking About Race

National Museum of African American History & Culture

 

Talking to Young Children about Race and Racism

PBS Kids for Parents

 

Talking to Kids about Discrimination

American Psychological Association

 

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes – Tip Sheet

Media Smarts

 

Shelters & housing resources

SHELTERS

Waymakers Teen Shelter

Short-term, crisis intervention to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth in OC, Emergency shelter, 24 hour supervision, individual, group, and family counseling.

Tustin: (714) 714-0780

Laguna Beach: (949) 494-4311  
Huntington Beach: (949) 842-6600 

 

Casa Youth Shelter

Short-term and long-term placement programs to provide basic needs for youth and individual, group, and family counseling. 
1 (800) 914-CASA or (800-914-2272) 

 

Hope Harbor

Temporary housing and care for teen girls 12 - 17 who are runaways or at risk for homelessness because of volatile family situations. Need willingness and participation from both teen and parents. Need to call to initiate intake process to determine eligibility and suitability to program.

(706) 324-3850

 

Family Promise

Emergency shelter for families.

(714) 787-3487

 

HOUSING RESOURCES

 

Families Forward

Help families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services to OC families. 
(949) 552-2727 

 

FOR Families

Information, referral services, and short-term support for anyone living or working in Irvine needing assistance with services and resources.
Cost: Free for Irvine residents: $25 for non-residents.

(949) 724-6600 

 

Project Hope Alliance

Education and support for homeless families.

(949) 722-7836 

 

FOOD BANKS & PANTRIES

IUSD'S Community Feeding Program
USD's Nutrition Services continues to provide meals for students enrolled in both IVA and on campuses for in-person instruction.
(949) 936-6520

 

Peace Center
Grocery assistance available by appointment or walk in.
(949) 609-8210

 

South County Outreach
Food pantry available by appointment only.
(949) 609-8210

 

Families Forward
Food pantry available by appointment only.
(949) 552-2727

 

Second Harvest Food Bank
Offers holiday grocery assistance.
(949) 653-2900

 

Mary's Kitchen
Free hot holiday meals to anyone in need.
(714) 633-0444

 

Mariners Church
Holiday events and assistance to families.
(949) 769-8100

 

Salvation Army
Holiday food vouchers and gifts to families with children.
(714) 384-0481

substance abuse resources

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Breakaway Health 
Adult and adolescent outpatient treatment for chemical dependency and drug screen services. 
(714) 957-8229

 

Twin Town Treatment Centers
Intensive outpatient services, coordination of care, family education and counseling, and relapse prevention.
(866) 594-8844 

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Help Line

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7/365 treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
1 (800) 662-HELP or (800-662-4357) 

 

 

INPATIENT SERVICES

 

Phoenix House 
Adolescent inpatient drug residential and mental health treatment facility. 
Cost: Sliding scale fee
(888) 671-9392

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Alcoholics Anonymous 
Group meetings for individuals of different ages and genders battling alcohol related concerns.

(714) 556-4555  

 

Al-Anon/Ala-Teen 
Group meetings and resources for young people and adults of different ages and genders whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 
(714) 748-1113