We are Here for You!
For Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, classes and student services at San Diego City College will primarily be remotely to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Click here to review key resources during social distancing
Even though the physical space in AH-200 is currently closed for any in-person activities,
the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center team is here to support you as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times. Please review the information below as we will continue to provide multiple virtual programs, services, and resources to engage with you and support you.
The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center at San Diego City College supports an inclusive campus culture in order to empower undocumented students to achieve their academic and personal pursuits and become active members of our communities. The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center is a welcoming place for undocumented students and their allies.
Ask City: DRC Edition
Do you have a question and don't know where to start?
We have DRC Virtual Office Hours! Meet with Armando Marono Mercado, Peer Mentor, and Yaneth Escobosa, Program Assistant, via zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the Fall 2019 semester. Please click here to access zoom information.
In addition, please click here to submit your question, concern, or recommendation on how to best support you. Please do not include questions with specific information to your own academic records; instead for that type of question, please click here to request a one-on-one appointment.
We will email you with an answer or post a video on the DRC Instagram page where the DRC team will do our best to address your questions, concerns, and recommendations.
For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 732-6164 or send an email to SDCityDreamer@gmail.com, or to Armando Marono Mercadoo, DRC Peer Mentor, at email@example.com.
Request One-on-One Appointment
Do you need a referral or need to meet with a counselor who understands the undocumented student experience at large?
Please contact the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center team to schedule one-on-one appointments to help you and
support you in any way we can during this challenging time and/or refer you to key
City College departments, local organizations, or free immigration consultations.
Please click here to submit your one-on-one appointment request via telephone or zoom (click here to learn about zoom). Citas pueden ser en espanol.
Appointments can be scheduled between Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are not available during these times, you can add a different option on the form. Please note that counseling sessions with Counselor Noel Puga are only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 732-6164, send an email to SDCityDreamer@gmail.com or to Yaneth Escobosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider confidentiality statements below during your online counseling appointments:
I understand that California is a 'two-party consent' state. It is a crime in California to record a telephone call or videoconference, among other types of private conversations, without the express consent of all participants.
I understand that I may not record my scheduled online session with my counselor without their consent. I may not record the meeting or any portion of it unless I ask the counselor and they specifically give you permission.
Opportunities to Engage, Support, and Empower the Undocumented Communities
CLICKA Student Organization
"Community, Love, Intercultural Connections, Knowledge, and Allyship" (CLICKA) is a student organization at San Diego City College focuses "to build a community of undocumented and ally students to support each other in all aspects of their lives." Please send an email to SDCityDreamer@gmail.com or to Armando Marono Mercado, DRC Peer Mentor, at email@example.com if you would like to get involved with CLICKA.
Join Counselor Noel Puga for a meaningful and engaging dialogue for San Diego City College students in a supportive virtual space to share your feelings and concerns. Together, we will validate each other and share about everyday issues that are impacting our communities.
This virtual space is open for San Diego City College students who may be AB540, DACAmented, Dreamers, Undocu-students, mixed-status, and allies.
We will get together via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) from 3:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Fall 2020 semester:
- September 24th
- November 5th
- November 19th
Please click here to register for any or all of the upcoming Undocuhealing Circles this semester. You will receive a unique link to join via zoom either by calling in or video. Upon registration participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information accompanied by the meeting ID and password to access the Undocuhealing Circle gathering. Your privacy matters to us, that's why the information you provide will be confidential and only read by Counselor Noel Puga.For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 732-6164, send an email to SDCityDreamer@gmail.com, or to Counselor Noel Puga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcomed! Workshop's content will be a combination of psychoeducation on different mental health topics along with coping skills development, mindfulness, and community building.
We will get together via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Fall 2020 semester. Please join in zoom sessions (ID: 967-5134-9153; password: 392306) on the following dates:
- September 10th
- October 8th
- November 5th (New Date)
- December 3rd
This is a collaboration between the Student Health Center and the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center.
For any questions, please contact:
Referrals to Immigration Consultations
FREE* immigration consultations with lawyers during Fall 2020:
Every Monday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with lawyers from the Higher Education Legal Services.
- Please click here to request an appointment online, call (858) 637-3345, or send email to email@example.com.
- Follow on Instagram @hels_sd to stay connected and learn about key services, information, and upcoming free workshops
Every Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. with lawyers from Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP.
- To receive a referral to Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP from the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center, you must first meet with our Cou nselor Noel Puga via zoom (click here to learn about zoom). Please click here to submit your one-on-one appointment request and select the option â€œNeed referral to immigration consultation.â€
* U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees are not included
Upcoming Virtual Events and Programs
Undocumented Student Week of Action
Join us from October 19th through October 23rd, 2020 in highlighting, validating, and uplifting the undocumented student experience by participating in the Undocumented Student Action Week.
Undocumented Student Action Week is an annual systemwide campaign created to provide information, support, and advocacy for our undocumented student population. San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education have collaborated to offer a week of engaging virtual events and activities.
Click here (or see attachment) for a comprehensive list of virtual events and activities with zoom and registration information. In particular, we want to highlight the events the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center team is leading:
- 10/20 Institutionalization Forum at 1:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 990 6787 6233
- 10/21 Undocujoy Loteria at 12:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 559 1351 739
- 10/21 Public Charge Workshop at 3:30 p.m.
Click Here to register.
- 10/23 La Lucha Continua: Undocumented Students and Their Never Ending Fight for Higher
Education at 2:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 559-1351-739
- 10/23 Undocujoy Loteria at 3:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 559 1351 739
Community Partners: Review their FREE Resources, Programs, and Services
As a key partner of the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center, Immigrants Rising's mission
is to "empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through
personal, institutional and policy transformation."
We invite you to review the following resources and programs shared by Immigrants Rising:
Review the List of Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities during COVID-19
Participate in the Virtual Wellness Gatherings for Undocumented Young People to help you stay grounded and connected to one another.
Sundays & Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
Storytelling: Learn to reclaim and share personal stories. Click here to learn about this empowering experience.
Jewish Family Service
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
As you may be aware, we are currently waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to release its decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision will ultimately determine whether the DACA program will end or continue to provide thousands of young adults with protection from deportation and a work permit, renewable every two years. Although we cannot predict the exact date when the Supreme Court will release its decision, we know that it can be any day now.
Therefore, as we continue to wait for a decision, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) wants you to know that we are here to support you and other DACA recipients, especially during this time. We understand that this time is full of uncertainty and fear as we do not know what the future of the DACA program will be. However, even though we do not know what the Supreme Court will ultimately decide, we encourage you to prepare for any outcome.
For this reason, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you need to renew your DACA application before the Supreme Court makes its final decision. Unfortunately, initial DACA applications are not being accepted at this time.
In the meantime, our team put together a list of DACA-related resources that can help you prepare. Please find this list below. We will periodically be updating this webpage so check back regularly.
Lastly, we want you to know the Immigration Services Department specifically, and JFS generally, continue to be available to assist and support you and our community. Please, feel free to contact our legal team with any concerns or questions. We have included our direct department contact information below, as well as the JFS Access line for non-immigration related resources.
Understanding the Supreme Court Decision On DACA:
What Happens Next?
Community Conversation - Understanding the Supreme Court Decision On DACA: What Happens Next? from Jewish Family Service-San Diego on Vimeo.
Contact Jewish Family Service-San Diego
Immigration Line: (858) 637-3365
Higher Education Legal Services Line: (858) 637-3345 (for those who are a Community College or California State University student or affiliate)
Access Line: (858) 637-3210
"Libros e Informacion en Bibliotecas con Recursos y Otros Servicios" (L.I.B.R.O.S.) is dedicated to the improvement of all library and information services to the growing number of Chicano/Latinos and Spanish-speaking people in San Diego County.
Click here to learn about the additional events, resources, and scholarships information sponsored by L.I.B.R.O.S.
Additional Resources and Forms
Call 2-1-1 for 24/7 Access Support
As a local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year, 211 San Diego
is the regionâ€™s trusted source for access to community, health, social and disaster
services. By simply dialing 211 the call is free, confidential and available in more
than 200 languages. 211 provides access to 6,000 services, resources and
programs through our online database.
- Crisis Text Line: Text â€œCOURAGEâ€ to 741741 (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week)
- San Diego Access & Crisis Line: (888) 724-7240 (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week)
- Youth Talkline: (877) 450-LINE/(877) 450-5463
- Family Supportline: (877) 470-LINE/(877) 470-5463
- NAMI San Diego Helpline: (619) 543-1434; http://www.namisandiego.org/
- Domestic Violence Hotline & Resources: (888) DV-LINKS/ (888) 385-4657
- San Diego Sexual Assault & Rape Hotline:1-888-724-7240
- San Diego County Mental Health: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/
Find Legal Help in CA
Local Community Personal Counseling Resource
YMCA Low-Cost Individual Counseling
619-239-0355 x 252
1012 C Street, SD CA, 92101
Individual, couples and family counseling. Sliding fee scale based on income reported (starts at 20$). Free group therapy for DV victims. Call for appointment, may have waitlist.
349 Cedar St., SD, CA 92101
Psychological counseling (l-t), food bank, social services. Bi-lingual services available. Sliding fee scale based on income reported (starts at 15$). Eligibility restrictions (no court ordered or ongoing DV). Usually 2 week waitlist.
3636 Camino Del Rio North, Ste 230 SD, CA 92108
General individual and family counseling. Group counseling for domestic violence (including Levels I and II), anger management/violent offender treatment, parenting/child abuse. All groups are offered at the location above. Sessions cost between 45-60 per session.
Jewish Family Services
8804 Balboa Ave., SD, CA 92123
Individual, couples, and family counseling (s-t/l-t). Group counseling. Psychological testing. Support groups throughout SD County: Separation and divorce, stress reduction, survivors of family violence. Most insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale (starting at $35) if not insured.
SDSU Center for Community Counseling
4283 El Cajon Blvd #215, SD, CA 92115
Individual, couples, and family counseling by SDSU graduate students. Sliding fee scale income-based starting at $10/session.
The LGBT Center
619- 692-2077 x208
3930 Centre St . SD, CA 92103
Free individual, couple, family and group counseling, the Relationship Violence Treatment and Intervention Program, and information, referral and crisis counseling. For LGBT community members.
2743 Highland Ave, SD, CA 91950
Individual Counseling and Low-Cost Medical Clinic with Primary Care Provider (can prescribe medication for depression and anxiety in certain cases) and OBGYN ($45 intake, $35/session).
2333 1st Avenue, Ste 204, SD CA, 92101
Individual, couple and family counseling. Sliding fee scale based on income reported. Anger Management and Domestic Violence groups for both men and women. Groups are $10 to enroll and $25 each session.
Logan Heights Counseling Center
2204 National Avenue, San Diego CA 92113
Individual, Couples & Group Counseling, Adult and Child Psychiatry.
$50 intake + $40/session. Medi-Cal and Medicare.
La Maestra Counseling Center
4060 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego CA 92105
Individual therapy for children & adults. Only for those with Medi-Cal or LIP. $90 intake + $60 per session.
Alpha Behavioral Referral Service
referrals to low-cost MHS
Formerly Alpha Behavioral Health Services. No longer provides therapy/counseling â€“ just referrals and education
My Undocumented Life Org.
Spring Valley & East Communities Campus
619-258-6877(No answer will call back ASAP)
Student Learning Outcomes
The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center is part of the SUBIR Intercultural Centers, which also include the Pride Hub, Womxn's Hub, S-401 Hub, and the M-206 Hub.
By engaging with the SUBIR Intercultural Centers, students will:
- Identify key programs, services, and resources available to support their academic and person pursuits.
- Recognize how their multiple identities and roles intersect and influence their college experience and daily lives.
The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center is part of SUBIR Intercultural Centers.
View calendar of events below. To reserve any of the Centers' space, fill out this request form.