Established in 1973, Interface Children & Family Services is the region’s most comprehensive nonprofit social services agency providing direct, responsive, wrap-around services to address the complex needs of clients and our local community.
As a critical safety net for children and families, Interface provides 30 distinct programs across seven core program areas including mental health & trauma treatment, domestic violence & child abuse prevention, youth crisis & homelessness, human trafficking prevention & intervention, justice services, and 211 information & assistance in 31 California counties.
Today, Interface serves tens of thousands of local individuals annually, assists 250,000+ callers through the 211 call center across the state, and continues to earn the respect of individuals, businesses, and foundations, which provide grants, donations, and in-kind services to ensure that the work of Interface is sustained.
Interface works collaboratively with many other service providers. We are the only agency with a presence in all existing, formalized “under one roof” facilities across Ventura County. With collaboration, Interface best provides family support, domestic violence intervention, outreach, and youth activities, as well as prevention and counseling within economically challenged communities. To establish a foundation of violence prevention and mental health, Interface embeds five family-strengthening objectives into its programs:
- Help parents develop resiliency
- Help families develop a support system
- Help families secure practical help when they need it
- Teach parents how to raise healthy children
- Help children to develop socially and emotionally
Strengthening children, families, individuals, and communities to be safe, healthy, and thriving through comprehensive social services.
Safe and equitable communities where individuals thrive through an inclusive network of care providers who uplift the dignity, well-being, and future of all.
The following shared core values will guide Interface’s staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors:
Integrity. Acting with principle, honesty, and authenticity in everything we do.
Equity. Uplifting all voices, celebrating diversity, and seeking opportunities and systems that promote justice.
Quality. Pursuing highly effective and innovative services that positively impact communities.
Compassion. Responding to all with caring services that support and encourage.
Respect. Honoring the dignity of every human being and treating others with the highest professional regard.
Community. Collaborating with friends, families, and communities to jointly build responsive systems of care.
Interface as a Community Innovator
- First domestic violence shelter in our region
- First local runaway & homeless youth shelters
- First 211 Information and Assistance Program in California
- First to lead coordinated response and shelter for adult victims of human trafficking
- Only domestic violence shelter to protect family pets