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Safe Visitation

Supervised visits that minimize risk and potential for conflict

Registration

Call YWCA Lethbridge to make an intake appointment

403-329-0088, ext 272

Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Wednesday – Friday
Visit times:  11:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Office hours:  8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Saturday
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Related Programs

Amethyst Project

Crisis support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence

Co-Ed Fitness Centre

An inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the benefits of regular exercise without judgment.

Harbour House

Women’s Emergency Shelter & 24-Hour Crisis Line

Monitored Exchange

A safe & conflict-free transfer of children between parents

Outreach

Mobile advocacy & connection to community services

Parent Support + Child Development

Support and skill-building for mothers & children who have experienced abuse

Project Recovery

Practical tools for children & youth who have experienced trauma

Women's Residence

Our 32-bed residence offers single and double rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry for women (and any dependent children) to rent on a monthly basis at very reasonable rates.  

Program Overview

In families where there is a history of domestic violence and the parents are separated, it can be very stressful for children to visit with the absent parent. The Safe Visitation Program provides a safe, child-friendly space for non-custodial parents to have a visit with their children that promotes or rebuilds a healthy relationship.

YWCA Lethbridge and District’s Safe Visitation Program meets the dual needs of children and parents through supervised visits that minimize the risks and potential for conflict escalation.  Parent-child time is supervised by two qualified professionals to ensure a stress-free visit and the best possible outcomes for children.  

Referrals can be through the court system, from other agencies or by self referral.

The Safe Visitation program is free.

For more information, contact the YWCA at 403-329-0088.

 

Contacts

Lorrie Wittke, Youth Services Manager
lwittke@ywcalethbridge.org
403-329-0088

Cost

FREE!

Who Can Access?

Families with a history of abuse and continued threat of abuse, safety concerns, addictions, or mental health issues

Families that are court ordered or referred by other professionals (e.g. lawyers)

In some cases families can enter voluntarily

Childcare

No

Transportation

No

Program Funding

604 8th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2K1
Phone: 403-329-0088inquiries@ywcalethbridge.com | 24-Hour Crisis Line: 403-320-1881 or 1-866-296-0447
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