Children’s Safe Harbor, provides a safe place for families to use when exchanging children for visitation or for those who are in need of supervised visitation services. Parents may access services through court order, agency referral or by self-request. Please see the Order Directing Use of Supervised Visitation or the Order Directing Use of Visitation Exchange Services to access services through the court. If a family is referred through an agency or by self-request, they can contact Children’s Safe Harbor directly at 815-316-7772. There are no fees to utilize Children’s Safe Harbor services.
Before services can begin, parents (separately) must complete an intake/orientation with Children’s Safe Harbor staff. During the intake/orientation staff will address program polices that include but are not limited to:
- Expectations for parents.
- Program guidelines related to no-shows, cancellations and late arrivals.
- Client privacy.
- Review of records.
Once both parent’s intake/orientation has been completed, staff will work with parents to develop a routine visitation exchange/supervised visitation schedule that is based on their unique family needs.
Please see our brochure for more information.