Interface believes that no one ever deserves to be abused, especially within the context of an intimate relationship, and that all individuals should have the opportunity to exercise their right to define their personal relationships and spaces as violence-free zones.We address the needs of survivors, but we also address the needs of the unheard voices of those victims who face so many barriers to leaving their abusive relationship that becoming a survivor is often a seemingly unobtainable reality for them.
They know what they're doing, and they do everything for you.
"Being a member of It's Just Lunch is like having trusted friends set you up, but even better, because they're professionals.
Even with the promise of freedom, it is a frightening and confusing time.
We seek to help ease the process of restoration as much as we can by providing counseling, comfort, and skills that can assist with the transition to a new life.
Advocates also assist with the follow-up advocacy including, but not limited to, restraining order assistance and court accompaniment.
The response team often serves as an entry point into the emergency shelter program.
At the High Holidays, Passover and Hannukah, JFS partners with the Jewish Federation of Ventura County to provide holiday luncheons for Seniors.
JFS has a Senior Case Manager who works with Jewish Seniors.
Through our prevention, outreach, and educational programming, we attempt to reach those individuals who are experiencing, and are at-risk of experiencing, domestic violence.
As long as even one person experiences domestic violence in Ventura County, we will continue to provide domestic and family violence prevention and intervention services, and we will continue to do so with the utmost respect and understanding of the specific needs of the various victims and survivors of abuse in our community.
In addition to counseling services, JFS collaborates with County agencies to provide a Homeless Outreach Social Worker and a Community-based Social Worker for Healthy Start.