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The Kirby Automotive Group in Ventura is proud to announce that our charity of choice is Interface Children & Family Services, a non profit organization.
Strengthening children, families and communities to be safe, healthy and thriving.
Kirby Auto Group is dedicated to maximizing the proven success efforts of Interface Children & Family Services. With a 95% success rate at returning abused children to their families, therefore keeping runaway kids off the street, means group and individual counseling are having a lasting effect at preserving intimate family connections.
Interface is grateful to Kirby Auto Group for including us in Share the Love and Canned Tree decorating.
Kirby Auto Group is a proud supporter of Interface Children & Family Services and we were pleased to continue our support of this vital community group via the 2nd Annual “Farm to Table Benefit” on Sunday, October 4 at the Sherwood Country Club. The event raised more than $260,000!
Additionally, through our Automotive Group and our Kia of Ventura dealership, we are honored that we have been able to donate a Kia Sedona Van to Interface Children & Family Service, so they now may shuttle the youth at the shelter to and from school.
On Monday, October 19, 2015, Interface received the keys to a 2014 Kia Sedona Van for Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter.
Pictured Left to Right: Joelle Vessels, Interface's Mental Health/Youth Director; Jeff Sukay, Kirby Auto Group CEO; Fernando Salguero, Interface CFO; and Gil Alcala, Kirby Subaru General Manager and Partner.
Left to Right: Interface Board Director, Martin Hernandez & his wife Holly Doering; Jeff Sukay, Kirby Auto Group CEO; two of Interface's RHY Shelter Youth; Catherine Kort, Interface's Fund Development & Marketing Director; and Melissa
This van will ensure the capacity of professional staff to attend to the many critical tasks associated with the youths’ recovery process, reducing costs associated with multiple staff transporting multiple youths using their personal vehicles to school and appointments necessary for their healing and return to a safe, permanent home setting. It is only through the responsive- ness of a caring community and corporate partners that Interface is able to fulfill our mission of strengthening children, families and communities to be safe, healthy and thriving.
If you would like to join Kirby Automotive Group and help with this great cause, please visit Interface Children & Family Services website at www.icfs.org
Our mission is… Strengthening children, families and communities to be safe, healthy and thriving.
Our vision is… A nationally recognized family support organization that builds upon the strengths of individuals, families, and communities through effective, accessible, fully Integrated services and partnerships.
If you would like to join Kirby Auto Group in supporting Interface Children & Family Services
RECOVER... From the chaos and confusion From the fear and uncertainty From losing your way REPAIR… The relationships that have been harmed The trust that has been ...
Quote from Interface program director Patti Yabu,
"The vehicle is at the Oxnard family resource center for use by the Triple R (RECOVER, REPAIR, RESTORE) Project team and anyone else at the Oxnard office that may need to transport clients.
Triple R serves youth ages 15 to 24 from the Oxnard area that are gang affiliated or at risk of gang involvement. The Triple R team uses the SUV regularly in order to transport youth to and from Moral Reconation Therapy groups that happen twice weekly. Prior to receiving the van, staff were using their personal vehicles and traveling back and forth in order to pick up all of the youth and get them there. It has made a huge difference for staff and they have told me how appreciative they are of having it. It is also used for Outreach events that happen during the week and on weekends. The staff often take our Peer Navigators (mentors) to assist in the Outreach event or may take them to do community service in some other way. The van is used to transport staff, youth, and supplies for the event. We have also on occasion held special group meetings for parents and have picked up a family that has no transportation.
Overall, we are so very happy and appreciative of the vehicle! So helpful in so many ways.