If someone has an insurance plan such as Kaiser or Blue Cross, that may be a source of counseling services; or, a personal physician or minister/rabbi may also be able to provide individualized referrals. Pacific Care Behavioral Health (up to 50 visits/year) is available to VVUSD employees who have health care insurance through Blue Cross. To access, call PacifiCare at 1 (800) 999-9585. Kaiser has its own mental health service component. To access those services, telephone Customer Service at 1 (800) 464-4000. Consult with the benefits department at the district office for more specific information (Jeannette Thompson x 10623).

Blaine Street Mental Health Services & Referrals

769 Blaine St., Ste. B
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 358-4705 (for those 21 - 60 years old)
(951) 955-8000 (for those 18 - 21 ½ years old)

This is an outpatient clinic offering mental health services and referral information. It is designed for adults aged 18 through 60 years who live in Riverside, Moreno Valley, Woodcrest, Arlington, Highgrove, Jurupa, Sunnymead, La Cadena, Rubidoux, Pedley, Corona, or Norco. There is a young adult program (Jefferson Wellness) specifically designed to serve young adults who are 18 - 21 ½ years old.

Caritas Counseling Services of Catholic Charities

(909) 370-1293 for eligibility information and to schedule an appointment.

This agency has contracted with the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services and is offering no cost individual or family counseling services to eligible families. This service is for parents, foster parents, or other caregivers who are at-risk of hurting a child because of stress, divorce, past abuse, unemployment, anger problems, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, abuse of alcohol or drugs, or any other reason. This service is also for children who have been hurt by an adult whether from neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or emotional abuse. Services are available in Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Wildomar, Hesperia, Cathedral City, Indio, Rubidoux, and Palm Desert. This agency also has services available at various sites in San Bernardino County.

Children's Interagency Program of Moreno Valley

23119 Cottonwood Ave., Bldg. A, Suite 110
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 413-5678

Serves those who live in Moreno Valley. Individual and group counseling for eligible children is provided. This agency conducts group sessions addressing various issues. For example, a group for children to address issues of grief and loss; and separate groups for girls and boys to address social skills and related issues. M-Th 8-5:30

Corona Veterans Center

800 Magnolia St., Ste. 110
Corona, CA 92879
1 (900) 446-2900

Mental health counseling is available for any combat or sexually traumatized veteran. In some cases family member(s) may also become involved in counseling. Offers the following groups: anger management, creative/poetry writing, PTSD focus, deployed spouses, significant others (for women), and veterans support. Space is limited. Enrollment is ongoing.

Corona Counseling Connection

515 So. Corona Mall
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 739-0208

Fee is based on sliding scale. Call for further information.

Family Services Association

21250 Box Springs Road
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
(951) 369-8036

Available services include individual, couples (including pre-marital), & family counseling; family anger management; parenting classes; (Counseling available in Spanish or English).

If appropriate, ask for low-income programs.

Sliding scale, Short Doyle, private insurance, will accept Medi-Cal for children.

Inland Valleys Center

23623 Sunnymead Blvd. Suite E
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 924-9964

Serving the cities and surrounding communities of Moreno Valley, Riverside, Perris, Hemet, San Jacinto, Sun City, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Banning, Beaumont, Temecula, Murrieta, and Menifee.

Mid-County Mental Health - Perris Office (aka 'Perris Mental Health')

1688 N. Perris Blvd., Suites L 7 - L 11
Perris, CA 92571-4709
(951) 443-2200

This agency serves both children & adults. The following are available: individual & group counseling; crisis evaluation & referral; child abuse; parenting; socialization services; medications; psychiatrist, psychologist, and LCSWs are on staff. (English /Spanish). Sliding scale, Medi-Cal. This agency serves those who live in Perris (including Gavilan Hills), Sun City, Lake Elsinore, and Menifee.

•  Springboard Non-profit Consumer Credit Management

(951) 781-0114

Free counseling to those in financial difficulty. Teachers/administrators note: If invited, people in this organization will speak to classes or at staff meetings about budgeting, debt management, etc. Ask for the Education Department to arrange for a speaker. This is a non-profit community organization. (Spanish/English)

Teen Line (Peer Counseling)

(800) 852-8336 (Between 6pm - 10pm)

Victor Community Support Services

555 N Perris Blvd, Bldg A
Perris, CA 92571
(951) 436-5300
Fax (951)436-5350

VCSS is a community based program providing a wide variety of mental health and social support services to children, youth, young adults, and families. VCSS offers a full array of specialty mental health services to Medi-cal eligible children and their families. Services include assessment and evaluation, individual, family and group therapy, rehabilitative services, parent training and family support, crisis intervention and stabilization, psychiatric services including medication support and monitoring.

Carolyn Wylie Center

4164 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 683-5193

This agency offers prevention / intervention services including outpatient counseling, parenting, & childcare. There are specialized components to address substance abuse, child abuse & general family problems. An Anger Management program is available for teens (13-17). Individual, group, & family counseling is available. Fees: Sliding scale, Victim Witness. Parenting classes are available. (Spanish/English) This agency also has offices in Moreno Valley. Also operates an NPS.

Cross-Reference: Mental HealthHelp/Hotlines