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 Tuesday, April 22, 2003
VCMAX - Discards Available & Wanted
The Spring 2003 "VCMAX - Discards Available & Wanted" catalog has just been released. VCMAX, teh Ventura County Materials Exchange, is a free matchmaking service for reusable discards that encourages businesses, residents, schools, and non-profits to place FREE "wanted" or "Available" ads for items in categories that include: Consrtuction, Containers, Electronics, Durable Goods, Glass, Metal, Organics, Pallets, Paper, Plastic, Textiles & Wood. Most items listed as Available are free, and no listing can exceed $100. For more information or a free catalog call (805)289-3120 or go online at www.vcmax.org

 Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Family Advocate Volunteers
Would you like to make a difference in your community by helping troubled youth or battered women and their children? Be a family advocate for Interface Children, Family Servicies. Training provided. Call the Interface Manager of Volunteer Services today at (805)485-6114 ext.612.

 Thursday, April 10, 2003
Teenage Alcohol/Substance Abuse
Teenage alcohol and substance abuse are major concerns for many of today's parents. If your teenager has an abusse problem, professional counseling is available in your area. Call Interface Childeren, Family Services to get the help and suppport you need. Call Interface - 1-800-339-9597. They care...and they can help.

 Thursday, April 10, 2003
Exchange Students
Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for 40 caring California families to host high school students from numerous countries for the 2003-2004 school year. The students are 15-18 years of age and will begin arriving in August to spend the upcoming semester or school year with a caring family while attending your local high school. The students are prescreened; speak English, and looking forward to learning about our culture while teaching you about their culture and country. They have medical insurance and their own spending money to cover such things as clothing, school supplies, and entertainment. Host families provide a loving home, meals, and a place to study/sleep. Host families are not paid but may be able to claim a $50.00 per month charitable contribution on their income tax. Bring the world to your doorstep! Call P.I.E. today at 1-800-894-7633.

 Friday, April 4, 2003
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease
Have you ever started a physical activity program, but stopped after a week? If may be hard to stick to the routine at first, but once you start being active regularly you will see it helps you feel great. It can make you more energetic and may help you avoid type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer. For more information and tips on becoming and staying active, please visit www.niddk.nih.gov and click on "Weight Loss and Control."

 Thursday, April 3, 2003
Volunteer to Help Children
You can make a difference in the life of an abused child. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides caring adult volunteers to be their voice in court. Training provided. Volunteer as a CASA. Call 644-6792 x105

 Thursday, April 3, 2003
Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)
Ventura County/West Valley chapter meets first and third Friday of the month at 7pm at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, urgent care facility, 4415 Lakeview Canyon, Westlake Village for educational programs and support. Pre and post transplant patients and their caregivers are invited. 805-492-9810

 Wednesday, March 19, 2003
SHARE Your Heart and Home
The SHARE! High School Exchange Program is seeking Host Families for the 2002-2003 Fall Semester or academic year. Families need not have children in their home to qualify and will provide a bed, meals, and caring home enviornment. Students are between the ages of 15 & 18, have their own medical insurance, spending money, and are from more than 30 different countries. If you have ever thought about hosting an exchange student, now is the time to call for more information. Call today: 800-330-0852.

 Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County is looking for "bigs" to become mentora for youth in our community. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program matches children from single-parent families with responsible adult volunteers from the community. Help make a defference for the children of Ventura County. For more information, 644-6792

 Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Free Services for Foster Youth
If you are a current or former youth between the ages of 16-21, Interface Children Family Services' Independent Living Program is offering you free services, including training in finding affordable housing, living on a tight budget, career choices, and one-on-one guidance. If you are interested in these free services, call Interface at 485-6114, ext. 607.

 Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Need Help? Call Help Line!
Having a crisis in your life? Don't know where to turn for help? Call Help-Line: information and referral 1-800-339-9597. They can refer you to the local agency who can help.

 Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Sexual Abuse Prevention Program For Children Seeks Volunteers
Interface Children Family Services is seeking volunteers interested in teaching sexual abuse prevention to children ages 4-12 and their parents. Daytime availability is needed. Time commitment can vary. Training is provided. Call 805-485-6114 ext. 612 to volunteer.

 Thursday, February 13, 2003
Family Advocate Volunteers
Help troubled youth or battered women and their children, call Interface Children Family Services. Training Provided, call 805-485-6114 ext 612.

 Thursday, February 13, 2003
Habitat for Humanity Ventura County
Habitat for Humanity Ventura County needs more volunteers. For information on how you can become a volunteer, call the Habitat office at (805)485-6065 or e-mail info@habitatventura.org.

 Thursday, February 13, 2003
kidneycars.org
Donate a used vehicle to the National Kidney FOundation and help us find better treatments for kidney disease. You may even get a tax deduction. For free pick up and towing, call 800-488-CARS.

 Thursday, February 13, 2003
The Ventura Family YMCA
The Ventura Family YMCA offers several Health Programs. If interested, contact the Ventura Family YMCA at (805)642-2131.

 Thursday, February 13, 2003
Positive Parenting Classes
Interface Children, Family Services offers a low cost 10 week series of positive parenting classes offered at several locations throughout Ventura County. For info or to register, 805-485-6114.

 Thursday, February 13, 2003
Professional Counseling
Work and home pressures causing you to feel like exploding? Professional Counseling available at Interface Children, Family Services. Call 800-339-9597.

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