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Many parents are court ordered to have supervised visitation with their children. Our centers provide welcoming and home-like atmospheres where parents and children can visit each other with a supervisor present to document interactions. Reports and court testimony are available for nominal fees.
Two play rooms are available and designed for different age children with a myriad of entertaining activities and equipment. Each family has a room to itself. The center offers a sliding fee scale of $30 – $60 an hour when parents enroll in our positive parenting workshops. Visits are available seven days a week in Mobile and Robertsdale with adequate notification. For services in Mobile please call 251-725-7073; in Robertsdale, call 251-402-7487 for visitation and exchanges.
In 2006 we began offering a service formerly performed by the Mobile Police Department. When exchanging children for weekend or holiday visitations, parents can now come to the Family Center and avoid contact with one another per restraining orders. Regular exchange hours are 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday and Sunday evenings and as needed for holidays and summer visitation. Other times can be arranged when necessary. Staff will prevent contact between parents and document all exchanges. Staff can also arrange for exchanges between parents who have restraining orders or PFAs, making any phone contact unnecessary.
Friday and Sunday night exchanges are free between 5:30-6:00PM. They are funded by a grant from the Alabama Law Foundation.
Court orders are optional to use this service if both parties agree. Parents must attend orientation and complete paperwork before coming for the first exchange. Please call 251- 554-4734 to arrange for your orientation to this helpful program.