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Community Resources

Abuse Services

Child Abuse National Hotline
24 hour service provides referrals for counseling; abuse reporting
(800) 4-A-CHILD 
Child Abuse Reporting Hot Line San Bernardino County
24 hour service for reporting child/elder abuse/neglect
(909) 384-9233
Rape, Abuse, Incest Hotline (National Sexual Assault Hotline)
24 hour service/counseling www.rainn.org
(800) 656-4673
Adults Molested as Children (AMAC) / Rape Crisis
Provides support for sexual assault victims including accompaniment to hospital, counseling, and support group; adolescent males- “My Strength” program; batterers intervention; court mandated therapy. 
(951) 686-7273


National Drug/Alcohol Treatment
Provides referrals to drug/alcohol treatment programs and support groups in your area
(800) 662- HELP
Alcoholics Anonymous
Inland Empire central office will refer to local meetings and times. 
(909) 825-4700
*San Bernardino County Drug/Alcohol Treatment
Women’s outpatient, non-residential services, co-occurring disorders, perinatal program.
(909) 421-9465
Riverside County Drug Abuse Program
Sober living home, AA meetings, referrals, youth program for ages 13 and up.
(951) 955-2105
Help-line for families of alcoholics.
(909) 824-1516
Narcotics Anonymous
Spanish: (888) 622-4672
(951) 652-5321
Cocaine Anonymous – Inland Empire
(951) 359-3895
National Problem Gambling Helpline
24 hour service/counseling
(800) 522-4700

Anger Management Groups

The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who have been court ordered to participate in a 26 or 52 week “Anger Management” program. Please be aware that this is not a court approved 52-week “Domestic Violence” group. Although it does address domestic violence, this is considered an anger management group not domestic violence. This class meets Tuesday Nights, 6:30PM-8:30PM. Cost is $30 per person, per session.
(951) 687-9922
Alternatives to Domestic Violence
The program is certified through the Riverside County Probation Department for the court-ordered program for perpetrators of domestic violence. No fee for CPS and DPSS referrals and sliding scale for self-referrals.
(951) 737-8410


Community Crises Response Team

The Community Crises Response Team is a community-based mobile crisis response program for those experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

Crises Walk-In Clinics

The Crisis Walk-In Clinics (CWIC) provide urgent mental health services to residents of the County of San Bernardino. CWIC provides crisis intervention, crisis risk assessments, medications, referrals to county, contract and community resources, education and when necessary evaluations for hospitalization. Consumers will be screened for appropriateness of service and will either be provided referrals or admitted in to CWIC for additional assessment. A consumer may meet the criteria to see a psychiatrist, which will be arranged same day for adults and an appointment will be scheduled for children. CWICs are open 24/7, with the exception of the CWIC in Rialto which operates Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline Resource
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. 
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarlo. Para información en español haga. 
Suicide and Crisis Hotline
Referrals for shelter, clothing, counseling
(951) 686- 4357
24 hour service, felony crime-line; anonymous reporting; reward for convictions
(800) 78-CRIME
Sexual Assault Services (24 hour crisis line) (909) 885- 8884
Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
24 hour hotline; English and Spanish www.rarcc.org/index.php
(951) 686-7273
Family Resource Center
Private counseling center for adult survivors of sexual abuse
M-F 9:00 – 2:00
(909) 381-3579
Run Away National Hotline (24 hours)
Crisis for youth and families; shelter referrals; transportation. 
(800) RUN-AWAY

Domestic Violence and Shelters for Women and Children

Crisis Line – Riverside
24 hour domestic violence help; protective order assistance; counseling; outreach; shelter.
(951) 683-0829
House of Ruth Hotline
(24 hour hotline; individual/group counseling; phone support; legal advocate; shelter for women and children; DV counseling; food; English/Spanish;) 
(909) 988-5559
Option House
24 hour hotline; temporary DV women’s shelters; support/outreach; free support groups, crisis education and self defense; assistance with protective order paperwork; English/Spanish
(909) 381-3471
Safe House
Crisis intervention for teens (11-17); runaways-24 hour emergency shelter for youth in crisis; individual, family and group therapy; in-facility school; family reunification. 
(951) 351-4418
Doves of Big Bear Valley 
24 hour hotline; provides women and families domestic violence shelter; individual counseling; support groups (parenting, anger management, women’s writing….); legal assistance; protective order help.
(909) 866-1546
High Desert Domestic Violence
Confidential emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Counseling, support groups, emergency food, and clothing, assistance with restraining orders...
(760) 949-4357
Victor Valley Domestic Violence
(26 bed shelter for abused women and their children, outreach, TRO (temporary restraining order) assistance, parenting classes, children’s program, support groups, etc. Spanish spoken. Maximum stay is 90 days.)
(760) 955-8723
Shelter from the Storm, Inc.
Hotline advocates provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to SFTS programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services. (70 bed domestic violence shelter for battered women and their children, 45-day program, 5 outreach offices, 3 evening groups, parenting class, counseling). 
(800) 775-6055 Or
(760) 328-7233 (SAFE)

Eating Disorders

Overeaters Anonymous
Offers a 12-step recovery program for compulsive over-eating
(909) 887-7972
Eating Disorders Hotline
Provides referrals to programs and services in your area.
(800) 841-1515
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Eating Disorder Anonymous
Del Amo Hospital
An intensive, 6-week outpatient recovery program for men and women with eating disorders, 3 evening sessions weekly, group session, yoga/body awareness group, art therapy, complimentary aftercare sessions.
(800) 533-5266
Rader Programs
Provides inpatient, outpatient, day programs and family (weekend) programs specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.
(800) 841-1515
Valenta, Inc.
Provides treatment to assist individuals struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and various forms of these illnesses and combines medical and therapeutic treatments. Offers three levels of care to meet the needs of the community: partial hospitalization (PHP); intensive outpatient (IOP) and aftercare treatment for adults and adolescents.
(909) 771-8023

Grief Resources

Loma Linda University Medical Center Bereavement Resources:
The Mourning Star Center
Serves children between the ages of 3 and 18, and their parents or other adult caregivers in ongoing grief support groups.
Palm Desert
(760) 836-0360
(760) 948-7249
(760) 948-7249
(951) 845-8439

Groups for adults:

Grief Recovery Group
Bereavement support groups for adults experiencing the death of a loved one. Sessions begin on the first Monday of January, April, July, and October. Meetings are offered in the afternoon or evening at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
(909) 558-4367
Grief Recovery Workshop
A seven-week workshop held twice yearly (January and June) for those who have lost a loved one; held at Grove Community Church in Riverside. 
(951) 571-9090 x 2221
Adult Bereavement Support Group
Call for meeting place and time. A Spanish speaking group is available.
(951) 274-0710
Grief Recovery Support Group
Group meets every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland.
(909) 425-1777
Suicide Aftercare Association
Support group for those who have lost friends or relatives through suicide. Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Chino Hills.
(909) 393-2563
Survivors of Suicide Loss
Anyone who has lost a family member or friend is invited to attend support group which meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 pm at The First Baptist Church in Sun City.
(951) 679-2008

Veterans Resources

American Psychological Association
"Resilience in a Time of War: Homecoming". Online material to help those returning from military service, as well as their families:
The Health Resource Center (HRC)
Provides information on health, prevention and diseases that affect veterans today and has many support groups located in the Loma Linda VA Medical Center, first floor, room 1F20.
(909) 825-7084,
ext. 6197 or 1-(800)741-8387
US Department of Veterans Affairs
California department of Veterans Affairs
Corona Vet Center (951) 734-0525
San Bernardino Vet Center
Offers: individual, group, marital, and bereavement counseling; assistance in applying for VA benefits; medical referrals/liaison with VAMS; employment referral/assistance from a Vet Rep with EDD; information and referral to community resources; sexual trauma counseling and referral; and community education.
(909) 801-5762
The Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

AIDS California Hotline - (800) 367-2437
Provide HIV/ AIDS information and referrals; free testing; over the phone counseling available.

National Suicide Hotline - (800)-SUICIDE 
Trained volunteers & professional counselors that are there to listen.

Sexually Transmitted Disease/ HIV/AIDS support groups

Contact Us

Counseling Center

La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515



951.785.2222 emergency


Office Location:

Convenience Center

11498 Pierce Street, Suite #B

Riverside, CA  92505


Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Summer Hours:

By Appointment Only


Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




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