Youth Services

Youth Rescue Staff are available day and evening to work with runaway, homeless and couch surfing youth, ages 12-21 in schools, Interface offices, police departments or mutually agreed upon locations. Youth Rescue Staff provide assistance in the following areas:


Juvenile Probation Early Intervention Services

Staff offer Diversion classes to youth referred by Ventura County Probation Agency. The program targets youth that have received first time and/or low level citations. Diversion Classes include violence prevention, graffiti prevention, substance abuse and petty theft.


For Parents

Coping with teen problems can be very stressful. Interface can provide resources and referrals to programs and community organizations. Please contact our Youth Rescue Line for further information and assistance during business hours, Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

Triple P helps build positive behaviors in children and teens, confidence in parents, and community support for families. This program offers strategies to help parents build positive relationships, respond to misbehavior with confidence and practice self care.

For more information on Triple P services, please contact 805-485-6114, Ext. 662


Please visit our volunteer page to see what volunteer opportunities are available in Youth services.



youth rescue line ventura county

youth rescue line ventura county

Youth Rescue Line

24 hours/7 days a week

805-469-5882

Interface's Youth Rescue Line provides help to youth facing difficult situations. Staff offer guidance and support to youth who have runaway from home, are homeless, couch surfing on the street or in crisis situations. Staff will listen, offer support and resources to help youth and families resolve conflict.

Runaway and homeless youth needing access to shelter services may contact our youth rescue line for assistance.

Who Can Call?

Youth, family members, law enforcement, schools and community agencies.

Services are available in English and Spanish; and other languages as needed.


Other Resources

Child Abuse Treatment Services

(For children who have been victims of: physical or sexual abuse, bullying, community or school violence, parental substance abuse, domestic or family violence, abduction, neglect, or traumatic incident (for youth up to age 18 - no cost); English and Spanish language.

1-805-485-6114, ext. 662 for information or to schedule an appointment


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.

1-866-431-2478 The Ventura County Crisis Team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.


The National Runaway Safeline - National Runaway Hotline

1-800-786-2929 or 1-800-Runaway


California Youth Crisis Line

1-800-843-5200