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Meet Christan Perez

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Guest Speaker

Soroptimist International Simi Valley's

2021 Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Client Services Program Manager for Interface Children & Family Services’ HEART (Helping to Educate, Address, and Respond to Trafficking) Program.

About Christan Perez

Christan has worked in social, wellness, and human services for 16 years, having worked in both Ventura and San Diego Counties. She began her career in social services as a case manager for “At Risk” Youth, and now oversees the human intervention services with Interface Children & Family Services which includes a shelter for adult survivors, a 24-hour response team, community-based services, and the Ventura County Victim ServicesTask Force. 

 

Christan’s professional ventures have provided her the opportunity and experience of working directly with victims and survivors of human trafficking, and raising awareness of the issue in our community. From working in homeless outreach sites to psychiatric care facilities and drop-in centers, Christan has become well versed with the Peer Advocacy Model, Stages of Change, and the personal and professional perception that all persons were created equally. She believes everyone deserves the opportunity to be heard and supported in reaching each own’s identified successes, free of judgment and stigmatization.

Christan strongly believes that a community free of stigma will better support the survivors in accessing the resources and benefits made available to them. Without these services and support, victims of human trafficking continue to run the risk of further victimization.