Alumni – coping

Coping in College

Starting college is a time of significant transition in life. Adjusting to college is difficult, as you learn to be independent and “adult” for the first time. Remember, if you need guidance or are struggling, you are not alone, and there are many resources out there to help you, some of which are included below. The Alumni Program Manager at Cristo Rey Jesuit is also here for you, so do not hesitate to reach out to them, using their contact information provided below.

General Tips

Most colleges and universities offer assistance and services through these offices and programs. Ask around on your campus or search on your school’s website for where you could find these offices or get in touch with someone.

  • First Generation Program Office
  • Multicultural Students Office
  • Counseling Services
  • Residential Services or RAs, if you are living on campus
  • Commuter Services, if you are commuting to campus
  • Religious Groups and Organizations

From The Cristo Rey Jesuit Counselors

he Counseling Team at CRJ supports our students throughout their journey and as alumni. If you are out of state and enrolled in school, it is highly recommended to reach out directly to your student counseling center. The counseling center on your campus will provide you with support services, including social and emotional counseling free of charge or at a low cost. Additionally, they can provide you with resources in the community you are living in. 

We have listed below resources for the Greater Houston area. You may also reach out to the CRJ alumni coordinator for additional information or resources if needed. 

Counseling Services:

Catholic Charities
2900 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX, 77006

The Harris Center Southwest Community Service Center
9401 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074
713-970-7000, option 2

Family Services of Greater Houston
4625 Lillian St, Houston, TX 77007

Legacy Community Health Services
Multiple Locations
Call for appointment at available clinic

Crisis Support

  • Harris Center Emergency Line: 713-970-7000, Press 1
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Rent and Utility Assistance

Food Assistance


Emma Chee, M.Ed.

Alumni Program Manager