Three Compelling Stats:
Our community has the highest rate of reported domestic violence in California (60,000+ residents)
Tonight, more than 200 homeless youths will be sleeping on our streets
1 in 4 women and their children will experience family violence at home
This does not have to happen . . . Be part of the solution
Established in 1973, Interface Children & Family Services is the region's most comprehensive nonprofit social services agency providing 24,000 local clients annually with direct, responsive, wrap-around services to address the complex needs of client and community.
As a critical safety net for children and families, we provide 24 distinct programs across six major program areas including mental health services, youth services, family violence intervention, justice-involved families, and community development and 2-1-1 information and referral in 19 counties.
Today, Interface serves over 24,000 individuals annually. We continue 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. By collaborating, we best provide 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, we embed five family strengthening objectives into our 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
Our mission is...
Strengthening children, families and communities to be safe, healthy and thriving.
Our vision is...
A nationally recognized family support organization that builds upon the strengths of individuals, families, and communities through effective, accessible, fully integrated services and partnerships.
Our values are...
Interface’s staff, volunteers and Board of Directors will be guided by the following shared core values:
Community. Interface builds partnerships that encourage teamwork and empower friends, families and neighborhoods.
Excellence. Interface holds itself to the highest standards of efficiency, program quality and service results.
Integrity. Interface builds credibility and trust in the community by aligning its mission, programs, people and results.
Respect. Interface demonstrates positive attitude and professional regard among staff, volunteers and community members.
Service. Interface serves with compassion and commitment.