I am an Interface board member feeling compelled to write you after meeting Victoria at Interface’s Thousand Oaks offices. We chatted about the new growth along the 101 freeway and how the series of devastating events affected us both – I then came to learn that petite, quiet-spoken Victoria, and her team, counsel 120 new children per year who have been abused by someone they trusted and loved – more trauma than you or I can possibly imagine. Is there any better reason to give what you can today?
My heart went out to Victoria who like others at Interface have to find ways to put their own feelings aside to help others. It turns out that Victoria experienced her own trauma during the Hill/Woolsey fire. They had to be relocated three times with two young children. She had no idea if her home would still be there when she and her husband returned. Her child needed her and she felt helpless.
If Victoria, a trained clinician, had a hard time coping, it dawned on me how much suffering exists when trauma goes untreated. Interface helps children who have been traumatized by sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, exposed to violence or bullying at school. Some require various types of specialized therapy for 3-6 months, some longer – whatever it takes, Interface is there! As a board member, I am proud to represent an organization that cares so deeply. Interface is there when they are needed for the community’s most vulnerable AND for everyone… that’s why I choose to support Interface. I encourage you to join me in continuing your support.
ICFS Board of Directors
Interface Children & Family Services
P.S. By increasing your gift this year or making a monthly contribution, you ensure that Interface has the capacity to respond during extraordinary times like these and always.