Ventura County Credit Union partners with Interface Children & Family Services

VCCU displays Project Hope artwork during September at new RiverPark branch

Ventura County Credit Union (VCCU) is once again partnering with Interface Children & Family Services — a nonprofit that assists those who suffer from abuse, domestic violence, family conflict and mental health issues — in support of Project Hope “In Honor of Martha Venegas” art exhibit sponsored by the Grossman Burn Foundation. The exhibit will be on display at the VCCU’s new RiverPark branch in Oxnard from September 18-27.

Developed to provide domestic violence survivors, their children and advocates with the opportunity to use art as therapeutic expression, the exhibit creates a linkage that inspires the community to support those affected by domestic violence. The exhibit will be accompanied by individual stories of survival and triumph from domestic violence survivors.

“We’re honored to be a part of Project Hope again for the second year,” said Linda Rossi, chief administrative officer of VCCU. “These victims go through a great deal, and we want to offer a safe place for them to showcase their art and help bolster more awareness within our community.”

Interface provides abuse victims with a 24-hour emergency response team, 2-1-1 information and referral service, counseling programs, and emergency and transitional shelters. The organization also offers free child abuse and teen dating violence prevention programs for thousands of school-age children, parents and educators.

“Our comprehensive approach gives those suffering from domestic violence a way to express themselves through an artistic expression,” said Catherine L. Kort, fund development and marketing director of Interface Children & Family Services. “We’re very grateful to VCCU for giving us a platform and place to display the Project Hope exhibit and help us pursue our goal of educating and engaging the community in solutions aimed at reducing domestic violence in Ventura County.”

To learn more about Interface’s domestic violence programs or inquire about hosting a Project Hope art exhibit, visit www.icfs.org/DVChampion or contact Catherine Kort at 805-485-6114, ext. 641.

 

 

ABOUT VENTURA COUNTY CREDIT UNION

Ventura County Credit Union was chartered in 1950. It is the largest credit union headquartered in Ventura County, with eight offices, more than 80,000 members and $800 million in total assets. It offers a complete line of loans, federally insured savings, 24-hour electronic access services and more. Call 1-800-339-0496 or visit www.vccuonline.net for more information.

About Interface Children & Family Services

Interface Children & Family Services is Ventura County and surrounding community’s most comprehensive non-profit human services safety net. Founded in 1973, Interface works to prevent and heal the effects of child abuse, neglect and abandonment; domestic violence; family conflict and mental health issues. We have 24 distinct programs representing six core service areas, including mental health and trauma treatment, domestic violence and child abuse prevention, youth crisis intervention, human trafficking and justice services.

 


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