BUILDING HEALTHIER FAMILIES

The St. Cloud Area Family YMCA is proud to provide Supervised Visits and Supervised Exchanges for area families. For more information, contact Sara,  sara.ramirez@scymca.org , our Social Services Director.

OUR MISSION

To provide families, who are court-ordered or those families without a court order but have mutually agreed to have supervised visitations and exchanges, with a positive, healthy environment in which to interact, offering them a place where family vulnerability to violence and trauma will be reduced.

TYPES OF SERVICES

Supervised exchanges provide for the exchange of child(ren) from one parent to the other without the parents having contact with each other.

Supervised visitations provide a safe option for non-custodial parties to visit with their child(ren).

Community Supervised Parenting Time does not take place in the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. It can take place in various part of our St. Cloud community and surrounding areas. Community Parenting Time can take place in various locations, such as a mall, a public library, a bowling alley, Lake George or another park, and more! Times of visitations may vary based on the facilities’ schedules.

Transitional Supervised Parenting Time helps families transition from supervised to unsupervised parenting time. This type of supervised parenting time is provided in the same environment as traditional supervised parenting time, but without constant supervision provided by our supervision staff.

Sibling Visitations provide siblings who are placed in different homes the opportunity to reconnect in a safe, positive, and healthy environment.

TIMES & VISIT HOURS

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Visits can be scheduled for up to four hours per day, based the court order and based on staff availability and caseload.

FEES

Please contact the Social Services Director for fee information. Scholarships are available.

ACTIVITIES

Children and visiting parties are able to utilize these activity areas:

  • Gyms: basketball, soccer, kickball, football, etc.
  • Kid Zone: coloring, climbing the play structure, toys, etc.
  • Intergenerational Area: eating, reading, talking, coloring, watching swimmers, etc.
  • Youth Studios: soccer, kickball, football, quiet space etc.
  • Upper Room: coloring, reading, puzzles, board games, quiet space, etc.
  • Conference rooms: quiet space, board games, reading, etc.
  • Other indoor activities: rock climbing, racquetball, indoor track, etc.
  • Family Pool: only for pre-approved families.
  • Outside Activities: Playground, football, soccer, baseball/softball, catch, etc.

*All activities are dependent upon the various schedules of each area. Please notify the Visitation Supervisor of your desired plan.*

ABOUT VISITATION AND EXCHANGE STAFF MEMBERS

All visitation/exchange supervisors have backgrounds in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or human relations, and are trained to deal with issues concerning families in crisis. Visitation staff are informed of the confidentiality policy and sign a waiver stating the same. Any breach of this policy will result in the dismissal of the visitation/exchange supervisor.