Community Resources

Helpful Resources Available for Students

Students needing information on health and human services are encouraged to utilize the many resources available through the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Affairs Office and through the local agencies in San Diego County that are listed below.

Students needing assistance beyond what is provided should contact Lisa Ferreira, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator at 619.961.4202, or via email at


211 San Diego

Information on local doctors and clinics.

Community Health and Disaster Services

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Connecting services in the following areas: healthcare, HIV testing, parenting classes, counseling, substance abuse recovery, job training, volunteering, crisis hotlines, and basic needs.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Center for Community Solutions

Legal and counseling services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A 24-hour hotline is available.

DV Links

1.888.DV.LINKS or 1.888.385.4657

Crisis Counselors are available 24/7 to assist callers dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. The Hotline maintains up to the minute bed availability at all 6 of the County Domestic Violence emergency shelters. Counselors are able to refer you to shelter, legal help, counseling, and support groups.

Women’s Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to women, men and children involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault.

San Diego Family Justice Center

One stop agency for issues relating to family violence including: domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. It is the most comprehensive one-stop shop in the nation for victims of family violence and their children. Victims of domestic violence can now come to one location to talk to an advocate, get a restraining order, plan for their safety, talk to a police officer, meet with a prosecutor, receive medical assistance, counsel with a chaplain, get help with transportation, and obtain nutrition or pregnancy-services counseling.

Special Interest

211 San Diego

Center for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

Deaf Community Services of San Diego

Services include: advocacy, counseling, employment services, health services, information/education, literacy services, and parent resources.

Accessible San Diego

Information for individuals with disabilities relating to San Diego and accessible living.

House of Nations

Guide to the international houses and societies within San Diego.

Legal Services

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Information on services including workshops on family law issues, assistance with finding an attorney, and completing forms.

San Diego County Bar Association

Lawyer and arbitration referral services.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program

Legal services for low-income individuals in the following legal areas: family, youth, AIDS/HIV, immigration, elder, and domestic violence.

Substance Abuse

211 San Diego

Information on local programs including: detoxification, day programs, education and hotlines.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Information on the program, education, and meeting locations.

Narcotics Anonymous

Information on the program, education, and meeting locations.

Overeaters Anonymous

Information on the program, education, and meeting locations.

The Other Bar

A confidential counseling and referral resource for California Lawyers, judges, law students and their families for help with alcoholism, drug abuse and related personal problems.


9ll and other Emergency Services

Safety and Education

San Diego Police Department

San Diego Fire Department



Reservations, schedules, and information on train services.

San Diego Airport

Information on flights, shuttle services, parking, and security.

SD Commute

Guide to San Diego public transportation. Information includes: planning a trip, coaster schedule, bus and trolley schedules.