Support for UCR Students
- International Student Resource Center (ISRC)
Access the most recent information about international students impacted by the Philippines disaster. International students can seek support at the ISRC for travel, academic and financial concerns related to this tragedy.
- Counseling Center
We encourage those impacted by the Philippines disaster to take time to care for themselves and loved ones. If you're coping with stress, please don't hesitate to talk with someone at the Counseling Center. The Center offers a walk-in service for consultations and crisis counseling, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Veitch Student Center, North Wing. After-hours, mental health therapists are available for crisis counseling and consultation by phone at (951) 827-5531 (951-UCR-TALK or 2-TALK from campus phones), 24 hours daily.
- Student Affairs Case Manager
If you're struggling with a problem, whether it's medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, financial or academic, the Student Affairs Case Manager can find you the right resources, lend advice and help you fill out your paperwork. Contact Student Affairs Case Manager Jeremiah Dieujuste by email at Jeremiah.Dieujuste@ucr.edu, by phone at (951) 827-9354 or in person at the Highlander Union Building (HUB 381). Don't wait. Please schedule your one-on-one appointment with Jeremiah today.
- Asian Pacific Student Programs (APSP)
APSP promotes a diverse learning environment, providing UCR with opportunities to learn from and about the Asian and Pacific Islander student population. Through involvement in APSP, students become leaders, are made conscious of how communities affect one another, and develop a sense of community within UCR's diverse population.
For Those Searching for Friends and Family
- Use Google Person Finder.
- Philippine Red Cross
- American Red Cross of Los Angeles
- Call the American Red Cross of Los Angeles at (310) 445-9900.
- Email the American Red Cross of Los Angeles at IntlTracing@arcla.org.
- Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles
- Email the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Additional Red Cross Resources
- Additional Philippines-Based Resources
Twitter can help you get real-time information about the situation in the Philippines. Set up a Twitter account and search with these hashtags:
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) understands that a natural disaster can affect your ability to maintain lawful immigration status. For those impacted by the disaster in the Philippines, temporary relief measures (including extensions, status changes, employment authorizations, etc.) may be available.
- International students at UCR should contact the International Student Resource Center for questions related to their nonimmigrant status.
- The Filipino Channel (online)
- The Filipino Channel (in the U.S.)
- Verizon FiOS (Channel 1755)
- AT&T Uverse (Channel 3682)
- Direct TV (Channel 2060)
- Comcast (Channel 367)
- Time Warner (Channel 680)
- Official Gazette of the Philippine Government
- Official Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Free Calling and Texting
- AT&T: Free unlimited texts and cell phone calls to the Philippines from November 8 to November 30 for paid subscribers. Landline and U-verse voice customers will get 60 free minutes.
- Verizon: Free unlimited texts, cell phone calls and landline calls to the Philippines from November 8 through December 7.
- Sprint: Free unlimited texts and calls from U.S. to the Philippines from November 8 to December 7. Free texts, calls and data for Sprint customers in the Philippines.