The following is a list of resources available to students and employees at Rancho Santiago Community College District.
District General Resources
Local police can assist staff, students, faculty and members of the community who have experienced a sex offense. (For sex offenses outside of Orange or Santa Ana, the police in the city where the crime occurred should be contacted.) In addition, the police can arrange for medical evidentiary examinations in order to provide admissible evidence when the person reporting a sex offense desires prosecution through the criminal justice system.
Orange's website: https://www.cityoforange.org/592/Police
Santa Ana's website: https://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/pd
Safety & Security
The mission of the District Safety Department of the Rancho Santiago Community College District is to serve and protect the people and property at all district locations to ensure a safe and secure educational environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth.
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
District Administrator for Title IX
The District Administrator for Title IX is responsible for receiving and conducting the administrative investigation of all reports of sex offenses, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation filed on campus and is available to discuss options, provide assistance, explain District policies and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues.
District Confidential Resources
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center offers free and confidential short-term and crisis counseling by licensed mental health providers to students by appointment.
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP is a free confidential service that can help employees with any personal concerns including relationship concerns and issues related to sex offenses. Guidance Resource Program is available 24 hours a day seven days a week to assist employees.
2-1-1 Orange County
2-1-1 Orange County runs a comprehensive information and referral system for Orange County, CA. 211OC provides a resource database of health and human services and support, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online and through our multi-lingual hotline, connecting people quickly and effectively to existing programs and disaster response information. Just dial 2-1-1.
If dialing 2-1-1 does not work from your phone, you may also dial:
(888) 600-HELP ((888) 600-4357) toll-free
(949) 646-HELP ((949) 646-4357) local
Sexual Misconduct Resources in the Community
Waymakers is an Orange County, Calif. community resource that provides certified sexual assault counselors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week via a rape crisis hotline, and to police departments and hospitals, and through two rape crisis centers. Comprehensive and confidential services are provided to victims of rape and other sexual assaults, sexually abused children and their family members. Waymakers programs are also available to help provide victims of dating and domestic violence apply for a temporary restraining order, explore options for safe housing, assist in accessing counseling services for themselves and their children, and to provide support during criminal justice system proceedings.
Dating and Domestic Violence Resources in the Community
Human Options provides assistance to victims of domestic and dating violence and their families. Human Options provides emergency shelter and long term assistance for battered women and children who are in a dangerous situation due to an abusive relationship. Human Options Services provides emergency shelter and transitional living programs, including safe housing, counseling, legal advocacy, case management and job readiness training for abused women and their children. Human Options provides long-term support to help rebuild lives through the Children and Families Counseling Center.
Hotline/Telephone (24/7): 1-877-854-3594.
Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Supporting Survivors is a program specialized in treating individuals who are victims and/or witnesses of crime and/or mass violence events, including but not limited to, human trafficking, elderly victims, domestic violence survivors and terrorist attacks. Services include individual counseling, case management, referrals and linkage to community services and trauma-informed care.
Laura's House is the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in South Orange County. Annually, Laura's House provides residential shelter services, transitional housing, counseling and workshops, and legal services to thousands of individuals.
Hotline/Telephone (24/7): 866-498-1511 (toll free) or 949-498-1511
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, assist victims, and ensure the prosecution of offenders.
USC's Telehealth Online Clinic
Telehealth provides clients with "face-to-face”, online counseling and psychotherapy services. Services are provided in English and Spanish and offered as weekly 50-minute appointments over 12 weeks or more. The provider and client connect from separate locations via a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Clients can join their virtual sessions from a private location.
To schedule an appointment, please call (866) 740-6502
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the United States to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.