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Economic Crisis Response Team

Economic Crisis Response Team

Additional Assistance for Students in Crisis


Counseling & Psychological Services

(619) 594-5220

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Groups & workshops

International Student Center

(619) 594-1982

  • Resources for international students in non-immigrant visa status (F and J status)
  • Information on loans and employment authorization based on economic necessity

Office of the Ombudsman

(619) 594-6578

  • Confidential & independent mediator for students
  • Help resolve problems involving financial aid issues, fee disputes, campus housing and more

Office of the Registrar     

(619) 594-6871

  • Enrollment
  • Process fee waivers
  • Course forgiveness
  • Support dropping/adding classes

Student Ability Success Center 

(619) 594-1115

  • Academic support
  • TRiO: student support services
  • Mobility support
  • WorkAbility IV: employment and internship assistance

Student Legal and Financial Services

(800) 541-9701

  • Free 60-min legal & financial consultation
  • Discounted legal services including divorce, traffic violation

Barron Veterans Center                          

(619) 594-5813

  • Admissions
  • Scholarship info
  • Housing options


211 San Diego

2-1-1 (available 24/7)

  • A resource and information hub that connects community members with services
  • A live highly-trained Client Service Representative (CSR) will help the caller search for services and navigate the county’s over 6,000 health and human service programs
  • 2-1-1’s Enrollment Center allows you to submit an application for CalFresh & Medi-Cal over the phone

Access and Crisis Line

(888) 724-7240 (available 24/7)

  • Assists callers with suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals and alcohol and drug support services

California Public Utilities Commission

(800) 649-7570

  • If you have fallen behind on your utility bills, first contact the utility company directly and ask what assistance they can provide.
  • If you cannot resolve the problem with your utility company, then the CPUC can walk you through the process of negotiating a payment plan and connect you with someone who can help.

Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile

(888) 898-4888

  • Eligible customers can receive a free cell phone plus 500 minutes of service and unlimited text messaging each month for the first four months.
  • Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income.
  • One account per household.

Budget Mobile LifeLine

(888) 777-4007

  • Free cell phone with unlimited calls and texts each month through Lifeline Assistance program.
  • Available for only one wireless or wireline account per household. Separate households that live at the same address are eligible, including residents of homeless shelters and nursing homes. Residents with temporary addresses are also eligible.
  • To quality you must be at or below 150% of the national poverty level or participate in one of the following: Medi-Cal, LIHEAP, SSI, Section 8, CalFresh or SNAP, WIC, National school lunch program, TANF, Tribal TANF, Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start Income Eligible or food distribution program on Indian reservations.


  • Discounted textbooks and rentals


  • Discounted textbooks and rentals

Legal Aid Society of San Diego - Homeless Advocacy Program

(877) 534-2524
(877) 734-3258

  • Providing free legal assistance for people living in San Diego County

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