Student Relations

Crisis Prevention Resources

Counseling Regarding Emotional or Personal Challenges

Students may periodically experience academic or personal situations or emergencies which can elevate the normal law school stress. The Law School’s Office of Student Relations serves as a liaison in helping students obtain support services with emotional and/or physical challenges. The Office of Student Relations offers a variety of services aimed at assisting students adjust to unforeseen and extraordinary circumstances.

While we very strongly encourage you to stop by Student Relations, or set up a confidential appointment with the Assistant Dean for Student Relations if you are experiencing emotional or personal challenges, we also want to apprise you of other available resources, as listed below.

On Campus Counseling

A counselor from the Whittier College Student Counseling Center will be on the law school campus Tuesdays (11am – 6pm) in Building 1, Room 132 to provide counseling, referral, and crisis services. Appointments will be taken on the hour and may be scheduled by calling 562-907-4239. Please clearly indicate that you are seeking to schedule an appointment at the Law School. Counselors may also be available for walk-in consultations (if the door to the office is open, feel free to seek out the counselors).

After-hours crisis support may be accessed by calling Whittier College Campus Safety 562-907-4211, and asking for the counselor on call. Appointment, consultation and crisis call fees will be billed to the student account at the rate of $30/session. A short-term, problem focused model will be utilized. If additional services are appropriate, students will be referred to private or community providers.

Suicide & Crisis Prevention

National Suicide Hotlines
(800) 784-2433
(800) 273-8255

Orange County Crisis Prevention
(866) 830-6011
(714) 834-6900

New Hope Telephone Counseling
12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 639-4673

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
24 Hour Helpline: (800) 854-7771

Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Center
24 Hour Helpline: (310) 391-1253 or (877) 727-4747

Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous – Orange County
24 Hour Helpline: (714) 590-2388
Orange County Central Office: (714) 556-4555

Alcoholics Anonymous – Los Angeles County
24 Hour Helpline: (800) 923-8722
Los Angeles Central Office: (323) 936-4343

Los Angeles Narcotics Anonymous
24 Hour Helpline: (323) 933-5395

The Other Bar

Anxiety/Anger & Stress Management

AJ – Novick Group – Anger Management & Stress Management
333 3rd St Ste 4, Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 715-2694

Anxiety & Stress Center
151 N Kraemer Blvd Ste 105, Placentia, CA
(714) 985-4700

Depression/ Psychiatric Care

Orange County Crisis Prevention
Centralized Assessment Team (CAT)
(866) 830-6011

Psychiatric Emergency Room
(714) 834-6900

Medi-cal site
1030 W Warner Santa Ana CA 92707 Sliding scale clinic

Health Care Agency of Orange County

LGBTQA Services

The Center OC
1605 N Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Services start at $25 dollars for individual counseling

Domestic Abuse & Violence

Battered Women’s Hotline
6615 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA
(714) 891-8121

Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W. Town and Country Rd.
Orange, CA, 92868

  • Sliding scale clinic starts at $15 dollars for individual counseling
  • Group therapy (domestic violence, grief, anxiety, and many more start at $10)
  • Court approved

Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence
3840 Woodruff Ave. Suite 203
Long Beach, CA 90808
24 Hour Hotline Number: (562) 402-4888
Office Number: (562) 421-6537

Olive Crest Mental Health & Family Preservation
17800 Woodruff Avenue, Bellflower, CA
(562) 866-8956

Resources for Battered Men

Low-Cost Counseling

Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W. Town and Country Rd.
Orange, CA, 92868

  • Services for individual counseling start at $15

The Family Center
540 S. Eremlyand Dr. Covina, CA 91723

  • Accepts Medi-Cal
  • Individual counseling starts at $25

Low Cost Community Counseling Cneter
10909 Orr & Day Rd.
Sante Fe Springs, CA, 90670

  • Court approved

Food banks in Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

Orange County Food Bank
12640 Knott St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841