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Crisis Resources

After-hours emotional crisis services are available. When Student Health Services is closed, in-the-moment emotional support from a mental health professional can be accessed.

In Case of Emergency

After-Hours Emotional Crisis Line: 310-660-3377

  • Students can call the crisis line whenever Student Health Services is closed for in-the-moment emotional support from a mental health professional. 
  • Faculty and staff can also call to consult about students in emotional crisis when Student Health Services is closed.

Immediate Emergency: 9-1-1

If you are experiencing a physical or mental health emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately or visit your nearest emergency room.


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Chat or Text: 
To speak to a counselor now, call the Lifeline at 988 (text option is also available).
Online support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 across the U.S.  
English and Spanish speaking crisis counselors available 24/7.

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda. Solo tienes que llamar (888) 628-9454.

Korean speaking counselors available during peak evening hours at (877) 727-4747.

Crisis Text Line:
Text COURAGE to 741741
Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained crisis counselor. Free, 24/7 crisis counseling.


24/7 LA County Department of Mental Health ACCESS Line:


The ACCESS Center, as part of LACDMH’s Help Line, operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. 

The Hotline enables disaster victims to receive, over the telephone, the following mental health services:

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Referral
  • Crisis Counseling

During County emergencies, ACCESS Center also functions as a disaster response line that provides crisis-related supports and services to impacted residents and communities.

The Trevor Project Lifeline:
Call 866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678
Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7.

El Camino's Campus Police:

(310)660-3100 or dial 9-1-1


Alcoholics Anonymous:
Phones: Service/Intake and Administration: 323-936-4343
24 hours Service/Intake and Hotline: 800-923-8722
Spanish Information Only: 323-750-2039

Los Angeles Central Office Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays - 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm

Didi Hirsch
Intake Department: 888-807-7250
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leading provider of mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services. We offer low-income children and adults excellent mental health and substance use services throughout Los Angeles County.

Our Suicide Prevention Center is a renowned resource around the nation and world for anyone who has thought about, attempted or lost someone to suicide. 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
310-405-0348 x800

Regional Office. (English): 800-863-2962 ; (Spanish) 888-622-4672

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
24/7 Treatment Referral Line: 800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
Find Treatment

Substance Abuse and Service Helpline
Online Treatment Services Locator

ECC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program


Domestic Sexual Assault and Crisis Resource:
24/7 Crisis Line (Peace over Violence): 1-310-392-8381

National Sexual Assault Hot Line: (800) 656-HOPE (4673) 

ECC Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct & Title IX Resources:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination—which includes sexual violence—in educational programs and activities.

Human Trafficking Resources/Referrals

National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
1-877-739-3895 - Information and support for survivors of sexual violence.
1-800-656-4673 - Information and support for survivors of rape, abuse and incest. 

Rainbow Services

(310)547-9394 - Rainbow Services provides shelter and support to anyone impacted by domestic
violence, empowering them to move beyond trauma, towards safety & stability. Survivor services include:

• 24-Hour Crisis Line
• Emergency Shelter
• Transitional Housing
• Community Housing
• Supportive Services
• Individual Counseling
• Support Groups
• Children’s Services
• Legal Services 


Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica:
The Rape Treatment Center provides comprehensive services for sexual assault victims – adults and children – 24 hours a day, including specialized medical care, forensic services, counseling, and information about rights and options. For more information, call 424-259-7208.  All RTC services are free.

El Camino's Campus Police:
310-660-3100 or dial 9-1-1