The Village recently launched Incredible Years® Parenting Groups at our Laurel Canyon location.

Incredible Years® (IY) is an evidence-based early-intervention series of workshops focused on helping mothers, fathers and caregivers learn effective parenting skills. In addition, the program fosters greater parental involvement in their children’s school, promoting students’ academic, social, and emotional skills and ultimately reducing or resolving conduct issues. Three [...]

New Program Provides Mentored Internship Experience

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Mentored Internship Program and our first six interns from USC. The program reflects our commitment to fulfilling our strategic plan’s goal of being a “first-choice” agency for top-tier training in culturally affirming, trauma-informed social work and behavioral health care. [...]

Board Member Profile: Matthew Inouye, Change-Maker

Village Board member Matthew Inouye is well-acquainted with the societal pressures and obstacles many LGBTQ+ and unhoused youth face. Not so long ago, he was estranged from his parents and facing homelessness, sleeping on friends’ sofas while attending college. Through a queer studies class, Matthew learned about The [...]

Our Drop-In Center: A Special Night For Youth

In June, The Village hosted its first-ever Youth Night Out. The event took place at The Village’s Drop-In Center for Youth Services and was open to young people across The Village’s programs and throughout North Hollywood and San Fernando Valley communities. Youth Night Out drew some 300 participants, [...]

CARF Accreditation Announcement

We are so pleased to announce that The Village Family Services, Inc. has been awarded a three-year renewal of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following programs: Intensive Family-Based Services Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Prevention: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Adoption Foster Family and Kinship [...]

The Village Family Services welcomes three new board members

The Village Family Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of three new members beginning March 2022. Scott Mills serves as General Manager of The Garland. A second-generation hotelier with more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Mills oversees all aspects of the iconic North [...]

Annual Report 2019-2020

A Year Like No Other The past year has challenged us to come together like never before to fulfill our role as an essential service provider. The rapid transformation that our dedicated staff made at the onset of COVID-19 enabled us to deliver uninterrupted services to children, youth [...]

Hector's Story

Hector’s Story

Hector’s Story A Bright Future for Hector and His Family When Hector was injured and lost his job, he and his family also lost their home. Hector sent his wife, son and four-year-old daughter Kimberly to live with relatives in Mexico. It took him three years to get [...]

Rosie's Story

Rosie’s Story

Rosie’s Story “A Place I Can Call My Own.” From a very young age, Rosie was the victim of family instability and homelessness, and much of her childhood was spent in foster care. When she turned 18, she encountered challenges that are faced by many young adults exiting [...]

Gayle's Story

Gayle’s Story

Gayle’s Story “The Village Put Their Faith in Me.” Gayle Alvarez’s childhood was marked by instability. Her parents separated when she was little, and she bounced back and forth, living first with one parent, then the other. When her mother became ill and required full-time assistance, Gayle dropped [...]

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