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

211 San Diego
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.

Student Veterans

Succeeding in School: Advice and Resources for Transitioning to Higher Education

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.