Beginning in 2000 and in response to increasing demands for services before children are removed from home, Casa Pacifica extended its services off-campus and into the community. The service delivery model we adopted meant that we go where families are; they do not come to us.
This “seeking” mode (rather than “waiting” in the office) highlights the importance we place on children and their families. It values their time and resources and enables our staff to deliver services where needs occur and where interventions are best developed and implemented. It also means we constantly partner with others to best serve youth. We are not a “silo” intervention – all of our youth are seen as part of the larger context of family, school, and community. Given this philosophy we partner closely with local agencies, both government and private. In particular, we have a history of strong and effective partnerships with the Ventura County Human Services Agency—our founding partner—along with Ventura County Behavioral Health, Probation, Special Education, and local community based organizations such as United Parents, Kids & Families Together, AspiraNet, Interface, and Jewish Family Services.
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For Ventura County community based programs inquiries please contact Veronica Navarro at (805) 366-4041
For inquiries about Wraparound, TBS, Crisis, Family Foster agency, graduate school training opportunities, research projects and adopting families for holiday gift baskets contact:
Kimberly Bennett, Ph.D., Director of Community Based Services
Phone: (805) 366-4301