Family Visitation Services

Services:
Monitored Exchange: The custodial parent/guardian brings the child to the center, where the visiting parent picks up and returns the child. Exchanges are monitored by staff.

Semi-Supervised Visits: The court may arrange to have visits held exclusively at the center. Generally, the extent of supervision is limited to monitoring arrival and departure, and offering assistance as needed. 

Supervised Visits: Visits are held at the center and are closely monitored by visitation staff, who watch and listen at all times. Staff intervene when necessary to ensure appropriate parent/child interaction.

Duration of Services:
Semi-supervised and supervised visitations generally last 1-2 hours and occur 1-3 times a week. The frequency and duration of visits for any particular family may be determined by a judge, by stipulation between the parents' attorneys, parental agreement, or any other referral agency.

Cost of Services:
Visitation services are free of charge.

Referrals:
Families may be referred by guardians ad litem, courts, Children and Youth Services, or other social services agencies. Families may also self-refer.

For more information, please contact:
Jenny Lesher

Visitation Services Team Leader
YWCA Greater Harrisburg
1101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 234-7931 ext. 3121
jlesher@ywcahbg.org

 

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