This process lets children transition from parent to parent with no contact between the parents. Parents arrive and depart at different times and used different parking areas and entrances. These unsupervised visits can be for a few hours, a weekend or longer.
Safe exchange is used by parents with joint custody or when a non-residential parent has unsupervised visitation, and one parent needs to transfer the child to the other parent.
Because our staff makes all the arrangements, parents exchange children without contact. This means that children don't witness conflict between parents, so there is less stress and worry.
These services are available on a sliding scale based on income; unless court ordered, both parents pay for exchanges.
Grant funding may be available to provide services at no cost to families meeting certain criteria.