Family Support Resources

Mental Health & Wellness

IUSD Family Counseling Center
Short-term, solution-focused individual and family therapy, resource linkage and referrals, and parent education/support groups to IUSD families K-12.
(949) 936-8775

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

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

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
(888) 312-0406


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

Mission Hospital
IOP for ages 14-17 affected by substance use and psychological problems.
(949) 364-4246


Regional Center of OC
Behavior Management/Social Skills Workshops.  Free 5-part series in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, 5th session addresses toilet training.
(714) 796-5223

OCHCA, Behavioral Health Services
Provides parenting education to the community. Two differing curricula focuses on strengthening families by educating parents, adolescents, and children in a 12-week course. The program is offered at community sites throughout Orange County, in English and Spanish and provides child care. Parent Project focuses on challenging teenagers. Strengthening Families focuses  on children aged 7-17.
(714) 480-4678

Child Abuse Prevention Center
Free 10-week course for parents whose children are birth – 12 years of age. Free child care at some sites.
(855) 955-5900


Child Guidance Center (CGC)
PCIT (Parent-Child) Interaction Therapy). The child and parent are observed behind a one-way mirror. The parent is coached through an earpiece on how to handle challenging behaviors. For ages 2-10, provided in English and Spanish. Funded by Medi-Cal or CGC funding, if the family qualifies.
(714) 953-4455

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.
Call or Text: (714) 991-6412
Toll Free: (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


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

Centralized Assessment Team (CAT) 
Suicide assessment of children and referral linkage to families.
(866) 830-6011

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


The Center OC
Individual, group, and family therapy to Orange County residents.
Cost: Sliding scale fee
(714) 953-5428 x330

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 

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

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