The St. Cloud Area Family YMCA is proud to provide Supervised Visitations and Supervised Exchanges for area families. For more information, contact Jessica Linhoff, Social Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-230-3625.
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
Virtual Supervised Visitations
To facilitate additional contact between minor child(ren) and non-custodial party, the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA offers virtual supervised parenting time via the Zoom platform.
Parent Coaching Supervised Visitations
Based on the assessed needs of the family, parents and parent-educators work together and select competency lessons from the Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families in Supervised Visitation curriculum to form a parenting/visitation program.
Community Supervised Parenting Time
Does not take place in the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. Community Supervised Parenting Time can take place in various locations within a 40 miles radius of St. Cloud, MN. 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.
Provide siblings who are placed in different homes the opportunity to reconnect in a safe, positive, and healthy environment.
Provide for the exchange of child(ren) from one parent to the other without the parents having contact with each other.
Provide a safe option for non-custodial parties to visit with their child(ren).
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.
- Inter-generational 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, movies, and Disney+
- Family Pool: only for pre-approved families
- Outside Activities: playground, football, soccer, baseball/softball, catch, etc.
Access to areas and availability of activities are dependent upon scheduled programming.
TIMES & VISIT HOURS
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 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.
Please contact the Social Services office for fee information. Scholarships are available.
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.