The Family Visitation Center provides supervised visitation and exchanges under the direct observation of trained professionals who understand and recognize the impact separation has on the safety needs of families with a history of domestic violence. It is designed to safely direct and support you and your family during this time of transition.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one intimate (or prior intimate) partner exerts over another as a means of control. Examples are:
Domestic violence is not an isolated event, but rather a chronic abuse of power.
FVC recognizes that each family coming to the center has experienced domestic violence and separation in different ways. FVC also understands that each member in a family will have individual concerns, emotions, reactions and safety needs each time they arrive for a scheduled appointment.
FVC operates under the following guiding principles to ensure you receive services designed specifically for your family's unique needs:
There is no cost associated with access to supervised visitation or exchange services.
For your safety and consideration of others, all activities and appointments at FVC are scheduled in advance. Please call 319-892-5776 in advance with inquiries.
For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact the Family Visitation Services office at 319-892-5776.