Campus Assist List
CalFresh is part of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/food stamps program helping eligible low-income people to purchase the food they need.
Students can meet with a CalFresh advocate on campus at the FRESH Basic Needs Hub to help with the application process. Students may qualify if they are a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, enrolled for at least 6 units and they meet at least one of several conditions, such as being employed at least 20 hours a week, receiving work-study or CalWorks, receiving CalGrant A/B, caring for a young child, or with a verification form from certain departments on campus.
Consultation, on- and off-campus resource assistance, and case management for students dealing with academic, financial, medical, mental or other personal issues or crises. Also serves as the designated office responsible for coordination in response to a student death.
Up to $2,000 grant available to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a financial crisis affecting access to housing, food, medical or mental health care. Prior to applying, any and all case-specific, University interventions should be utilized first (e.g., fee deadline extensions, payment plans, rent deferment, emergency loans, emergency meals).
guidanceresources.com / ID: UCIEAP3
Provided by ComPsych GuidanceResources. Free and confidential support, resources and information to employees and dependants for personal and work-life issues (e.g, interpersonal, financial, mental health). Staffed by experienced master's and doctoral level clinicians. Available 24/7. Help with problem identification, assessment and referral to treatment providers and community resources.
4079 Mesa Road (in Parking Lot 5)
Student-initiated effort promotiong equitable access to basic needs. Food panty providing free basic emergency food supplies, consulstative services, workshops and resource information.
Info sheet with tools, tips and support information.
Shuttles run on-campus throughout the day and evening. Free to students and staff with UCI ID card. See website and phone apps for routes and ride times.
For all services related to student billing, including ZOT Accounts, late fees, financial holds, past-due balance, payment arrangements (PACE Payment Plan), refunds, written-off balance, and collections.
Division of Career Pathways’s FAQ page for campus jobs and link to Handshake, UCI’s job search site.
Career decision-making and career planning. Individual career counseling, workshops, career programs, fairs, employment opportunities and graduate and professional school information.
Child care services for children of students, staff and faculty. Subsidized care may be available to qualifying UCI students.
Full-day programs available to children of students, staff and faculty:
- Infant Toddler Center (age 3-36 months)
- Children’s Center (age 2.5 to kindergarten)
- Extended Day Center (age 5-12 years)
Programs open to community (priority given to students, staff and faculty)
- Early Childhood Education Center (full-day program, age 2 to kindergarten)
- Verano Preschool (half-day program, age 2.5 to kindergarten)
Clinic, outpatient services, specialized school and support groups for parents of children with ADHD, behavioral issues or other learning difficulties.
Certificates and specialized studies programs on campus and online for working professionals seeking career advancement and personal enrichment.
111 Theory, Suite 200
Information on UCI disability plans (short-term, supplemental and UCRP) and procedures, used in conjunction with state-mandated Workers' Compensation and Social Security plans to create a comprehensive safety net to protect employees from loss of wages over the course of their disability period.
Financial aid office serving prospective, undergraduate, graduate, teacher education, School of Business, School of Law and School of Medicine students. Counselors can provide assistance during the application process.
Academic and professional support for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Offers workshops, certificate program and academic courses designed to support professional development, writing support, communication, preparation of grant and fellowship funding applications, wellness, work-life balance and mentoring.
UCI students and campus employees are eligible for a discounted OC Bus annual pass. One-time fee of $169 for unlimited use through June 30. (80% discount over monthly passes.)
Freshmen residence halls, academic and Greek theme houses, undergraduate apartments and graduate apartments.
UC Irvine’s parking office. Includes sustainable transportation information on carpooling, vanpooling, UCI Medical Center shuttle, commute by train, OC Bus University Pass and Zipcar.
111 Theory, Suite 200
Provides financial assistance for campus and UCIMC staff members experiencing an immediate, severe, temporary financial situation due to emergency or unforeseen or unavoidable event. Assists with immediate, essential expenses by providing a one-time distribution of funds up to a maximum of $500. Available to active, unrepresented, non-probationary, full or part-time staff in good standing, based on need and eligibility criteria.
111 Theory, Suite 200
Information on Human Resources wellness programming for faculty, staff and retirees with the goal of supporting employees in achieving a more balanced and healthy lifestyle both at work and at home. Programming includes annual health screenings, fairs, workshops, upcoming EAP and Fidelity webinars, health programs and challenges, and other events. Find helpful Programs/Challenges and Workshops/Webinars under the "Programs & Events" menu.
Orange County emergency shelters providing housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons. Limited to a short-term stay.
Transitional housing providing housing between 6-24 months, with the goal of assisting individuals to gain personal growth, self-sufficiency and financial stability.
Central source for information and referrals for health and human services in LA County. Open 24/7, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time.
Comprehensive referral helpline and online resources linking residents to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County. Free and staffed 24/7 by caring, experienced and trained specialists.
Responsible for oversight and administration of programs serving California's most vulnerable residents, including adult programs, children and family services, disability determination service and welfare to work.
605 West Santa Ana Boulevard
Disability insurance benefits provide partial wage replacement to eligible workers unable to work because of a medical or physical illness or injury (non-work related), which prevents them from performing their regular or customary work (including pregnancy). SDI benefits generally last a year. Eligibility includes being unable to do your regular work for at least eight days and having earned at least $300 from which SDI deductions were withheld. Online application available.
Food Pantry: 3631 West Warner Ave, Santa Ana
Food pantry (first come/first serve basis), clothing, document preparation, translations. When funds available: utility, rent and transportation assistance. Services provided in Spanish and Vietnamese.
A collaborative effort between the University of California and Immigrants Rising, a non-profit dedicated to educational equity for undocumented students. The toolkit focuses on income generation options applicable and considerate of undocumented students, regardless of DACA status.
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids. Temporary financial assistance and employment-related services to families with minor children. When one or both parents are absent, disabled, deceased or unemployed, if eligible for CalWORKS you automatically qualify for Medi-Cal and might qualify for CalFresh. (California state program administered by Orange County.)
Temporary cash aid to eligible indigent adults with no minor children who are ineligible for Federal or State programs. Benefits are considered a loan and must be repaid. To be eligible, must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien resident in Orange County and meet income and property requirements. If you are employable you must register with GR Work program. Also provides financial benefits for cremation and burial expenses. (Orange County program.)
Agency responsible for planning, implementing and operating many of the social services programs provided by the county. Includes information about child/elder abuse reporting, Medi-Cal, food stamps, healthcare, youth services, community resources and other available programs.
Food distribution, utility assistance, transportation (gas vouchers, bus tickets), clothing, household items, other forms of assistance and community referrals.
In partnership with more than 340 member charities, the Second Harvest Food Bank helps feed more than 200,000 individuals each month through primary services of acquiring and distributing donated and surplus food. Mobile pantries offer fresh produce at various locations across the county and the website provides additional useful links to emergency food and meals locations.
Community health center providing primary health care services, including general medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, family planning, dentistry, vision/optometry, Behavioral Health Services, health screenings, preventative care and health education. Open Tuesday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday 8:00AM-4:30PM.
Food pantry on the first and third Saturday of the month. Free grocery bag of food, and fresh vegetables and fruits when available. Free articles of clothing, shoes, baby food, diapers and toiletries also provided subject to availability. More information: http://serve-the-people.com/what-we-do/foodpantry.html
Health center providing high-quality, comprehensive safety net services to the OC community. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health and social services at eight health centers, as well as mobile units. Comprehensive social services include case management, food pantry and emergency financial assistance.
Food pantry: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM at SOS Community Health Center, 1550 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa. Bags are filled with fresh produce, meats, dairy products, breads and assorted canned goods.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays wage replacement income benefits to those who worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Eligibility includes having worked in jobs covered by Social Security and having a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. Generally available to people who are unable to work for a year or more. (Federal program administered by U.S. Social Security Administration.)
Hot meal served daily, Monday-Friday 12:00PM-3:00PM. Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM-11:00AM.
Comprehensive services to families and seniors. Food, shelter, computer learning lab, transitional housing, clothing, as well as one-time rental and utility assistance in short-term crises to prevent homelessness.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to aged, blind, and disabled people who have limited or no income, providing cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. SSI is funded by general tax revenues and eligibility is based on income and disability, not years of experience. (Federal program administered by U.S. Social Security Administration.)
Public/private partnership web project portal for individuals, families and social service agencies concerned with community mental health services, substance use treatment programs and help for people with developmental disabilities. Orange County resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. Information about services, laws, related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Searchable by category, agency name or keyword.
Provides supplemental food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and help finding health care and other community services for low- to moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum people, and infants/children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. The purpose of WIC is to prevent health problems and to improve the health of program participants during critical times of growth and development. (California state program administered by Orange County.)
Services include will drafting, advance health care directives, representation at administrative hearings, addressing elder abuse, and advising on rights as consumers and how to avoid financial abuse.
Network of career centers for California employers and job seekers providing no-cost employment and job training services, including a resource center.
Employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities. Assists with obtaining and retaining employment.
Program for discounted phone service for low-income individuals or families.
Assistance to eligible low-income households to manage and meet their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs. Services include utility payment assistance and free weatherization energy efficiency upgrade services.
Community education services, child care, development services and family resource services, as well as child care resource referral and financial assistance programs.
14341 Yale Avenue
Assistance with childcare providers and financial assistance options. Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-5:00PM and by appointment.
Affordable school-age childcare for children of families who live or work in Irvine, through community-based organizations located on elementary school sites. Scholarships available.
Utility assistance for current bills. Limited assistance with past due bills that are pending disconnects. Assistance with energy and weatherization home projects.
Free legal advice, counseling and representation on civil matters (not including divorce). Services to low-income individuals and seniors age 60+ in Orange County and southeast and south-central portions of Los Angeles County.
Parenting support and education, medical supportive services for children and school preparation for children 0-5 years living within Irvine Unified School District.
Fair housing enforcement and education, landlord/tenant counseling, mediation and homebuyer HUD counseling, including first-time homebuyer education and mortgage default counseling. Free to low-to-moderate income clients. Available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Food pantry, rental and utility assistance, bus and gas vouchers, transitional shelter for single women and women with children under 12, free tax help, credit counseling.
(Select Center for Children and Families in the left menu.) Sliding-scale services including counseling for children, families and adults. Parenting classes and psycho-educational support groups also available. Legal advocacy provided through scheduled legal clinics. Choose Center for Children and Families in the left menu for location and phone number information.
Part of Irvine Unified School District. Provides career training and placement for adults.
OC Bus assisted transportation program for disabled adults and seniors. $3.60 each way. Must apply and receive approval before using program.
List provided by the OC Housing Authority to assist with multi-family, "deed restricted," affordable rental housing in Orange County.
Free procedural assistance and informative workshops to those who do now have attorneys. Open during regular court hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM and Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM.
Online referral request form available. Orange County Bar Association’s non-profit legal referral service. Prospective clients receive a free, brief consultation to review legal issues and discuss fees. $25 for first referral in one area of law. Also offers Modest Means program for referral to community pro bono services for callers unable to afford attorneys' fees. Bilingual services provided.
Provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education and strategic litigation and advocacy. Several community services and legal clinics throughout Orange County. Also offers Southeast Asian Legal Outreach Project (SEALOP) and AIDS Legal Assistance Project (ALAP).
20 Lake Road
Free legal services to Orange County residents age 60+ who at or below the poverty level. Visits ovarious Orange County senior centers once a month.
Offers sliding scale fee based mental health counseling, HIV testing, referrals to LGBT-competent services, such as physicians and attorneys, roommate/housing bulletin, and other various services.
Montessori school located in University Hills. Priority placement to staff, faculty and students. Other locations in University Park, West Park and Northwood Point neighborhoods.
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:30PM and Friday-Saturday 8:00AM-4:30PM. Center services include individual/group and family counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral, and employment referral for veterans and servicemembers.
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:00PM and Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. Center services include individual/group and family counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral, and employment referral for veterans and servicemembers.
341 The City Dr, Room 705
Support and assistance to those experiencing domestic or family violence in applying for a temporary restraining order, exploring options for safe housing, accessing counseling services and during criminal justice system proceedings. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM (Closed 12:00PM-12:30PM).
Offers employment readiness program, business apparel and professional styling.
Provides job skills training, job placement assistance and wardrobe services.
Fitness, recreational, youth and after-school programs. Provides before and after-school care, sports programs, mentoring and supportive programs for school age children and developmentally delayed clients. Fitness training and adult sports. Financial assistance available for those who are eligible.