Family Visitation Center

Family Visitation Center
We provide 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. We are designed to safely direct and support you and your family during this time of transition. The following will provide general information on how things work:

Services Provided
  • Supervised visitation occurs on-site between children and a non-custodial parent in the presence of staff.
  • Supervised exchange occurs on-site in the presence of staff assisting parents in the custody transfer of children to and from each other.
  • The Family Visitation Center (FVC) works with other community resources and can provide referrals to families who may have unmet needs.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one intimate (or prior intimate) partner exerts over another as a means of control. Examples are:
  • Physical and sexual violence
  • Threats and coercion
  • Intimidation and isolation
  • Emotional and economic abuse

Domestic violence is not an isolated event, but rather a chronic abuse of power.

Appointment Needs
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:
  • Every adult victim of domestic violence and their children have equal rights to safety.
  • Each member of the family will receive respectful and fair interaction.
  • Individual needs related to culture and special conditions will be considered when setting up services.
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 ahead with inquiries at 319-892-5776.

Contact Information
For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact the Family Visitation Services office by calling 319-892-5776.

Contact Us

  1. Family Visitation Services
    1240 26th Ave. Court SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
    Ph: 319-892-5776

    Nurturing Parenting Program: 
    Ph: 319-892-5783

    Protective Program:
    Ph: 319-892-5783

    Monday - Friday
    10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Supervised Visitation & Exchange Service Hours
    3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.