Twenty Years Strong
This is a special time for The Village Family Services as we look back and celebrate two decades of success helping vulnerable children, youth and families in our community.
It’s been an extraordinary journey and we are grateful to pause for a moment to celebrate all that has been accomplished, and to consider all that remains to be done.
The Village was established to meet an urgent need. As social workers in 1990s Los Angeles, we were seeing a critical shortage of bilingual, bicultural social services for Latinx children and families, particularly in the region’s San Fernando Valley.
We founded The Village to fill the gap in services for the Valley’s most vulnerable and underserved residents. Through the years, we’ve advanced and expanded our operations to include a full spectrum of trauma-informed programs and services, including vital support for homeless youth and those who identify as LGBTQ.
Today, we are a leader in the field, welcoming clients at three separate locations that offer a total of 25,000 square feet of program space. On the following pages, you’ll learn more about us, and will meet several clients who, with help from The Village, have acquired the knowledge and skills they need to reclaim their lives and thrive.
We know that our work has been made possible by the incredible generosity and support of our board, donors, community partners and amazing dedicated staff.
Thank you, and here’s to the next 20 years!
With hope and inspiration,
Hugo C. Villa, LMFT
Chief Executive Officer
Irma Seilicovich, LMFT
Chief Operating Officer