Now offering visitation and neutral exchange services!
Family Bridge Supervised Visitation Program-support for DFCS, Juvenile and Family Drug court families, child custody cases, and other situations requiring monitored visitation.
Family Bridge provides supervised and unsupervised visitation services in support of Douglas County children and families involved in juvenile dependency proceedings.*
We also provide visitation services for neutral exchanges and child custody cases.**
Services are available to families with or without a court order, provided that all parties agree to the conditions of the program.
*There is no fee for families referred for visitation services by Douglas County DFCS or the Juvenile Court.
* *Fees are assessed for neutral exchanges and superior court custody ordered visitation. Supervised Visitation fees are charged to clients on a sliding scale and range from $10 to $60 per hour. Monitored Transfer Fees: $5 per transfer
Up to four supervised visits can be scheduled concurrently.
Hours of Operation
Family Bridge does not accept walk-ins. All orientations, visits and exchanges must be scheduled in advance and an on-line referral must be submitted.
Unsupervised visits may occur in the family gathering room, or in a private room based on availability, or take place on the center grounds, weather permitting.
Current Supervised Visitation Hours:
6:00 P.M. –8:00 P.M.(Tues. & Thurs.)
10:00 A.M. – 1.00 P.M. (Sat.)
Other Hours on Tues., Thurs., or Sat. by Appointment
- Supervised visitation refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved.
- Unsupervised visitation refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children where the presence of a third person is not required for observation and safety of those involved. When visits in a public place are ordered by court, visitation can take place on the Family Bridge grounds or in the Family Gathering Room. Family Bridge also offers visitation support for non-court involved families who seek a neutral place for visits.
Neutral drop off/pick up sites for child visitation – A mutual safe site is provided for one parent to bring the child to deliver to the other parent. This is set up so that there is no contact between the parents and to allow the transfer of children from one family member to another, so that visitation can occur in a timely, non-hostile manner. All exchanges occur inside our facilities. Both parents or their designee are separated at the time of exchange unless both parties sign that they waive the right to separation. The child(ren) then are brought from the room where they were with the “drop-off” parent to the room where the “pick-up” parent awaits. There is a mandatory minimum 5 minute delay between the exits of each party, unless both parties sign that they waive the right to a delayed exit. The cost of exchange is $30 per exchange .
*Therapeutic Visitation- Please contact Family Bridge at firstname.lastname@example.org to request specialized visitation services.