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Kinship House extends their sincere THANK YOU to the churches, foundations, agencies, companies and
individuals whose generous and on-going support make our services possible.

Grace Episcopal Church, Sandusky

Our Founder and On-Going Supporter

The Sidney Frohman Foundation

Randolf & Estelle Dorn Foundation

The Sam S. & Rose Stein Foundation
Wightman Weiber Foundation

Randall A Ruthsatz & Co Inc CPA

Supervised Visitation

Supervised visitations provide an opportunity for the child/parent relationship to continue to develop in a safe, neutral, friendly and home-like setting that promotes positive interaction. 

 

A supervised visit may mean a monitor is in the room at all times observing and documenting.  For others it means the visitation monitor observes intermittently, but stays outside the room.  Sometimes visitation takes place at the Kinship House but without monitoring.

 

The level of supervision is usually determined by the court or referring agency.

 

Additional Type of Visitations:

  1. Grandparent visitation

  2. Step-parent visitation

  3. Sibling visitation

 

BENEFITS OF SUPERVISED VISITATION

For the Child

  • Helps to maintain the bond between child and non-custodial parent, generally found to be an important factor in the positive adjustment to family dissolution.

  • Provides a means for the child and non-custodial parent to continue their relationship and for that parent to demonstrate continued love and trust.

  • Provides reassurance to the child that the non-custodial parent has not ‘disappeared’.

  • Allows the child to anticipate the visitation without stressing over what is going to happen, thus enjoying their visitation in a safe, comfortable environment without feeling put in the middle of their parents’ conflict and/or other problems.
     

For the Custodial Parent

  • Provides that all visitation arrangements are made through the Kinship House supervisor. This eliminates any contact before, during or after visitation with the non-custodial parent with whom there is conflict or stress.

  • Provides a more “secure feeling” as their child has a supervised contact with the non-custodial parent in a safe, home like atmosphere.
     

For the Non-Custodial Parent

  • Assures that contact with the child is not interrupted regardless of any personal or interpersonal problems the parents may experience.

  • Provides for visitation without fear of any “accusations” since a professional, neutral party is present to verify what happened during the visit. (Sometimes “allegations” have been made against a non-custodial parent, which is often the case when supervised visitation are ordered.)

  • Provides the child and non-custodial parents with motivation and hope.

Other Programs

Supervised Exchanges

Kinship House provides parents with the opportunity to exchange children in a safe and neutral setting while preventing children from being caught in the middle of family/parental disputes.  Parents are scheduled to drop off 15-20 minutes prior to the other parent picking up, eliminating the opportunity for contact.

Parenting Classes

Kinship House provides parenting classes one on one with parents/families that request help. These unique informational sessions are held by appointment only.  Contact the Director at Kinship House, 419-625-2672 or email at tara@kinshiphouse.com  for more information.

Cost of Services

All visitations are $10 per party, per visit unless one party is ordered to pay all fees.  All exchanges are $5.00 per party, per exchange unless one party is ordered to pay all fees.  This means if you exchange twice in one day you owe $10.  Questions regarding fee for service should be directed to the Director at Kinship House.  No one is refused service for lack of money.