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Services

Programs That Heal

The Village offers an array of comprehensive programs and services that work in concert to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and set families on a path to healing.

Our services are available to all individuals regardless of income, age, race, gender, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or religious affiliation.

As required by California Assembly Bill 1852, parents and legal guardians of minors receiving services at The Village Family Services should note that all employees, contractors, interns and volunteers of the agency are required to complete criminal background checks via Live Scan fingerprint checks through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to service with the agency. The DOJ checks both state and federal records for criminal activity of each individual, looking for active arrests and convictions. Per contractual and licensing requirements, The Village Family Services will not utilize individuals with a criminal record as employees, contractors, interns or volunteers without a state approved waiver.

Behavioral Health

Infants, toddlers, children and teens who have been exposed to traumatic events in their family or community often suffer lasting effects. Our clinical staff provides a range of evidence-based mental health interventions, including individual and family therapy and counseling, to relieve trauma and help children thrive. To learn more, click here

Foster Care & Adoption

We believe that every child deserves to grow up in a safe, loving, supportive environment. When a child’s natural family is unable to provide that environment, we step in to help. We specialize in placing the child with foster parents who have been extensively trained and certified, and we offer follow-up treatment to promote stability. In cases where a child is available for adoption, we guide prospective adoptive parents through the often complex adoption process. To learn more, click here

Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC)

For children with serious emotional or behavioral issues at imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization, or to prevent hospitalization or group home placement, we offer an alternative. Our ITFC program places special-needs children in foster care homes with trauma-oriented foster parents and therapists. This gives the child the best possible advantage as we strive to blend optimum continuity with the least disruption of services. To learn more, click here.

Wraparound Services

We bring our services directly to families in their homes via the wraparound approach to children’s mental health services. In this intensive, nontraditional method, a network of individualized services and supports is “wrapped around” a youth and family in his or her natural home, school and community environments. Relatives, friends and neighbors are often active participants. To learn more, click here.

Domestic Violence Group Support, Anger Management Group Support, and Parenting Groups

At The Village, we understand that effective parenting is a primary safeguard against child abuse and neglect. Support and training for parents are integral parts of virtually all of our programs. Our programs for domestic violence focuses on family dynamics, power and control, communication and problem-solving skills, anger management techniques, and substance abuse related issues. Several different classes are offered throughout the week. The classes are court approved, provide free intake and quarterly court updates, economical (sliding fee scale for those that qualify), and are LGBTQ affirming. To learn more, click here.

Success Stories

Manny's Story

Only ten years old, Manny knew the terrors of domestic violence firsthand. He had vivid memories of cowering with his mother in a hiding place to escape his father’s wrath. Read more

Julia's Story

Weaning herself off drugs and trying to control her four young children were almost more than Julia could bear. Read more

Monica's Story

Monica was 17 years old when she and two of her friends beat up another girl and stole her purse. The incident followed a string of fights and a history of drug use, and it got Monica placed on probation. Read more

Teens, Young Adults & Homeless Youth

Being a teen today has its challenges and we’re here to help. The Village provides an array of counseling and supportive services for teens, young adults and homeless youth. Our TAY drop-in center is located at 6801 Coldwater Canyon (at Vanowen) at the rear of Valley Community Clinic. To learn more, click here.

Project Q

The Village provides supportive services aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Led by specially trained staff who are sensitive to the unique challenges faced by sexual minority youth, Project Q is designed for LGBTQQA youth, ages 14-25 and aims to create a safer space for all youth in the San Fernando Valley.

Our LGBTQ Youth Peer Group gathers on a weekly basis for empowerment, outreach, and peer support. The group meets every Thursday from 4 PM to 6 PM at The Village Family Services Drop-In Center, 6801 Coldwater Canyon. Registration is not required, you are welcome to just show up. To learn more about Project Q, email us.

Client Feedback

Our quality assurance and improvement plans depend on direct and honest feedback from our clients. If you are receiving services from The Village Family Services, we’d love to hear from you! Simply place your comments in the suggestion box located in the waiting room or you can submit your feedback through email. email us.

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Para mas información referente a nuestro programa de Salud Mental, Cuidado de Crianza, Adopción, Violencia Doméstica, Servicios para familias (Wraparound), llamar al 818.755.8786.

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