Program Overview

Program Overview 2020-07-01T22:53:36+00:00

Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention

Crisis Response 

24/7 assistance including: crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals, linkage to safe shelter, restraining orders and immediate in-person response to calls from law enforcement and medical providers. 

Support Groups 

Safe and supportive weekly groups for women who have been impacted by domestic violence. 

Safe Haven Emergency Shelter 

A 30-day, confidential shelter for victims fleeing domestic violence.  Services offered include:  safe shelter, food, clothing, case management, counseling, legal and social service advocacy and other supports tailored to each person’s individual needs.  Safe Haven is a pet friendly shelter. 

Safe Journey Transitional Shelter 

Safe, longer-term shelter which includes case management, counseling and additional services to support each participant through their healing process. The program promotes safety, personal growth and self-sufficiency. 

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention “My Body Belongs to Me” 

A personal safety/child abuse prevention program, My Body Belongs to Me, is for children from preschool through 6th grade and their families. The program works to educate and empower children in a non-threatening way, so that they may be better equipped to avoid abuse 

Shifting Boundaries 

Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based program designed to reduce teen dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school students.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention 

The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program provides school-based prevention programming to high school students throughout Ventura County.  

Coaching Boys Into Men (Coming Soon!) 

Coaching Boys into Men is an evidence-based prevention program that supports and motivates local high school athletic coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills. 

Community Awareness & Outreach 

Community awareness and outreach are provided through presentations, informational booths, and resources free of charge on topics related to family violence prevention. Our outreach staff and volunteers speak at schools/universities, faith centers, places of employment, medical facilities, law enforcement agencies, health fairs, and community events. 


Early Child & Family Development

First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfL)

Interface Children & Family Services and First 5 Ventura County oversee 13 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfL) locations across Ventura County. The sites help provide essential learning opportunities and services for Ventura County’s nearly 60,000 children prenatal – 5 and their families.

Parent and Child Together (PACT) Classes

An opportunity for parents/caregivers to engage in structured and unstructured play with their young children with the support of a teacher who models developmentally appropriate parenting techniques and provides education and coaching.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems developing.

Parent Advisory Groups

Parent Advisory Groups empower parents to have a voice and advocate for early care resources that help to improve program quality, access, and affordability so that young children, particularly those living in low-income communities of color, can be ready for school and achieve key academic milestones.

Parent Leader Network

Parents who want a deeper level of engagement beyond the Parent Advisory Groups may be interested in the Parent Leader Network

Parent Education

Parent education opportunities will be available for parents/caregivers to advance their understanding of child development and parenting practices. The Neighborhoods for Learning Program will work with parents to identify what topics parents/caregivers want to learn.

Human Trafficking


Helping to Educate, Address & Respond to Trafficking. We work to prevent and heal the effects of abuse, neglect, and abandonment of children, domestic violence, family conflict, teenage crisis, and many similar issues. 

Crisis Response 

Immediate, in-person response is available when requested by law enforcement or medical providers, to emotionally support adult survivors of sex and/or labor trafficking (both U.S. born and foreign nationals). 

Community-Based Advocacy 

In-person support and advocacy to help each survivor establish safety, work towards healing from their trauma and achieving self-sufficiency.   

Emergency Shelter 

A trauma-informed, and confidential shelter for adult survivors of trafficking. 

Training and Outreach 

Training and technical assistance is available for medical professionals, law enforcement, hospitality providers, and other community agencies. 

Mental Health & Trauma Treatment

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

An evidence-based model, enhancing parent-child attachment and child compliance to family rules and expectations with children ages 2-8 years old.

Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT)

Therapeutic services are provided to the child victim up to age 18 focused on recovery from victimization and trauma.

Child & Youth (Infancy – 21 years) Emotional Wellness

Individual and family therapy to improve behavioral and emotional health, social skills, and resiliency. Comprehensive mental health assessment and client-driven plan.

Program to Evaluate & Treat Sexual Abuse (PETSA):

A child victim treatment model which includes individual and group therapy. Click to read more about PETSA. 

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program:

An evidence-based treatment for parents of children up to age 5 exhibiting disruptive behaviors. Call (805) 485-6114 ext. 625 to schedule a class. Click here for our calendar. 

Reentry Services

The Ventura County Project to Support Reentry

Services to Probation-referred adult clients are provided as part of the Ventura County Project to Support Reentry. This project is designed with the objectives of promoting family stability and economic opportunity for those on formal probation while improving public safety and reducing recidivism. The Ventura County Project to Support Reentry is a collaborative Pay for Success (PFS) project between the County, Interface Children & Family Services, and Social Finance. Click here to learn more.

The CORE Connection Partnership

The CORE Connection Partnership is a collaborative of community-based agencies with the shared goal of providing services to the AB109 population in Ventura County. The mission of the Core Connection Partnership is to remove barriers, increase awareness, and provide community supports for individuals who have been incarcerated in order to promote successful reintegration and reduce recidivism.

Youth Crisis & Homeless Services

Youth Shelter

Temporary shelter for transitional aged youth 12-17 who have been referred and are or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. 

Juvenile Probation Early Intervention Services

Staff offer Diversion classes to youth referred by Ventura County Probation Agency.

Street Outreach Program

SOP works with runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth in Ventura County ages 12-24.

Ventura County Crisis Team

In case of a mental health emergency – a suicidal child or teen; a child or teen who wants to hurt him/herself or hurt others; OR an out of control child or teen. Services are connected via Youth Outreach Line for help with shelter/housing assessments, family mediation, emancipation information, case management, and other youth-specific resource information.

211 Information & Assistance

211 Ventura County is a comprehensive information and referral service for Ventura County. We connect over 30,000 Ventura County callers and texters each year with information about health and human services available to them.

211 Ventura County phone and text service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 211 is available in 150 languages through phone interpretation services.

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