Program Overview

Program Overview 2021-03-18T18:08:47+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, provided in-person and virtually.

Developmental Services and Screenings

Healthy Developmental Services offers children and families various screenings to identify potential areas of need including child developmental screenings, Social Determinants of Health, Maternal Depression and more. Our team connects families to a variety of needed support services to overcome stressors that impair effective parenting and improve child outcomes.

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.

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.

Human Trafficking

Ventura County Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Interface belongs to a coalition of local agencies and organizations partnering to prevent, prosecute, properly identify victims, and provide victim services to combat the issue of trafficking locally.

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

Phoenix Project 

For students in grades K-12, Phoenix Project provides mental health & trauma recovery services to children/youth and their families who lived in Ventura County during the Thomas and Woolsey wildfires of 2018.

For more information click here for our flyer.

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 service plan.

Program to Evaluate & Treat Sexual Abuse (PETSA):

Through individual and group therapy, youth survivors learn to respond effectively to feelings and recover from the abuse they have experienced in order to regain a sense of safety and ability to relate genuinely and spontaneously again.

Click to read more about PETSA. 

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program:

An evidence-based program for parents of children up to age 12 designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children. This program aspires to create family environments that strengthen the bonds between parents and children and encourages children to realize their full potential.


Homebuilders provides intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling, and life-skills education for families who have children at imminent risk of placement into the foster care system. An evidence-based model.

Justice Services

The Ventura County Project to Support Reentry

Interface Reentry Services are provided to Probation-referred adult clients county-wide. This program is the first Pay for Success project in Ventura and is one of three Pay for Success projects supported by the California Board of State and Community Corrections. 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 CORE Connection Partnership

TThe Core Connection Partnership is a collaborative of community-based agencies with the shared goal of providing necessary and appropriate 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.

LIFT (Lead. Inspire. Focus. Transform.)

The Youth LIFT Partnership program is aimed at diverting youth from initial or subsequent contact with the juvenile justice system using approaches that are evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate. This program will be used to target underserved communities in the Oxnard area in partnership with the Oxnard Police Department. The goal of the project is to provide diversion and alternative-sanction programs, offer mentoring, mental health services and case management to support linkage to community resources, academic- and vocational-education services, and behavioral health services. Coming Fall 2020

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. 

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.

Youth Outreach Line

Interface’s Youth Outreach Line connects youth and teens to services and 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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