The Kids Place supervised visitation program provides a safe, neutral, and comfortable place for children and non-residential parents to visit and maintain family ties. We know that children have a great need to love both their parents and to feel loved and nurtured by both parents, no matter what else may be happening in their lives.

OVERVIEW

Founded in 1999, Kids Place is staffed by a Program Manager and trained monitors. We believe that it is often in the best interest of a child to maintain contact with non-residential and extended family members.

VISITS

Kids Place offers comfortable visitation rooms equipped with age appropriate toys, books, and games at its center in Chelsea. Services are available to families who require a safe and neutral environment in order to spend time with their children.

MONITORS

Staff is trained in: child development, intervention techniques, neutrality, separation and divorce issues, child abuse & neglect, domestic violence, mental illness, sustance abuse, and Kids Place policies and procedures.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

On-site Monitored Contact: Trained monitors remain in the room.

On-site Monitored Exchanges: When adults find it helpful to have a neutral place to exchange children without conflict.

Monitored Phone Calls: When regular phone contact needs to occur in a safe setting, Kids Place can place those calls and remain on the line to ensure child-focused conversations.

Nurturing Parenting Program: A free, educational program that involves the whole family. Improve communication with your children, learn how to set limits, and have a fun time together and with other families.

Community & Family Education: Our program staff can speak with agencies and groups of interested people about our services and how we help children connect with parents.

FEES:

Fees are requested before use of Kids Place services and are due from the non-residential parent (unless otherwise ordered by a court). A sliding fee scale is available to families in need of financial assistance for both exchange and hourly visits.

For more information contact:

Terry Moylan, Coordinator (802) 685-2264

Click here to visit the Vermont Coalition of Supervised Visitation Programs website.