Disability Rights California - San Diego

General Contact Information


530 B Street
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101


How to Get Help

  • Monday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

Who We Are

Disability Rights California (DRC) is the agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities.  Our California Office of Patients' Rights (COPR) advocates for the rights of people in the State Hospitals who have a psychiatric disability or emotional impairment.  Our Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy (OCRA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities who are clients of California's Regional Centers.     

DRC's Legal Advocacy Unit (LAU) provides free legal advice to Californians with disabilities in several civil legal areas of law: Civil rights; Education; Employment; Healthcare/Home & Community-Based Services; Housing; Voting.  DRC's LAU work includes: Information and Referral, Investigation of Abuse and Neglect, Legal Representation & Rights Protection, Education & Outreach, and Public Policy Advocacy. Our priorities include enforcing and advancing the rights of Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and ensuring that people with disabilities have access to mental health services and housing.  We also provide short-term assistance to people with disabilities throughout California who are: (1) representing themselves in eviction cases or who have received eviction notices, (2) at risk of homelessness, or (3) in need of reasonable accommodations/modifications in their housing.   


Those interested in assistance may call Disability Rights California's intake line.    


Who We Serve

  • Imperial County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • San Diego County
Language(s) Spoken
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic / العربية
  • Cantonese Chinese / 粵語
  • Farsi / فارسی
  • Hmong / Hmoob
  • Ilocano / Ilokano
  • Japanese / 日本語
  • Korean / 한국어
  • Mandarin Chinese / 简体中文
  • Serbo-Croatian / Српско-Хрватском Језику
  • Spanish / Español
  • Tagalog / Pilipino
  • Taiwanese / Tâi-oân-oe
  • Toisanese / 白 沙 镇
  • Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? Yes

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Last Review and Update: Mar 12, 2024
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