Program Overview

Program Overview 2021-08-27T17:15:56+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.

Interface Shelter

A safe, confidential shelter for victims fleeing domestic violence.  The Safe Haven shelter is a pet-friendly shelter.

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. This safety program teaches children how to respond to potentially dangerous people and situations. The program is offered to schools, day-care centers and other child care and youth facilities free of charge. To learn more about the My Body Belongs to Me Program call (805) 485-6114 ext. 691

Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries is an evidence-based program designed to reduce teen dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school students. The program combines classroom lessons and school-wide interventions with a complementary school-led poster campaign.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention 

The Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program provides school-based prevention programming to high school students throughout Ventura County. The program includes three, one-hour presentations which are provided over the course of one semester. Presentation topics include discussions on the various forms of dating violence, including emotional, verbal, digital, and physical abuse, and encourages teens to develop healthy communication skills and relationships. 

Engaging Boys & Men

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 and that violence never equals strength. Coaches are trained to provide 15-minute lessons just once a week, which are designed to be integrated into the routine practice and game schedule.

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.

Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention

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.

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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