Children’s Safe Harbor, provides a safe place for families to use when exchanging children for visitation. Parents may access services through court order, agency referral or by self-request. Please see 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 schedule that is based on their unique family needs.
Please see our brochure for more information.