Supervised Visitation Center
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Supervised Visitation Center serves families in transition, experiencing issues of custody, divorce, or domestic violence, by providing a secure structured environment for children to connect and visit with the non-residential parent.
The Supervised Visitation Center office is located at 261 Upper Main Street, Edgartown. The visit room, at the same location, is set up with many activities; all are child accessible and developmentally appropriate.
The purpose of the room is to meet the need for optimal observation while maintaining a secure, neutral, and comfortable contact place for children and their non-residential parent. Visits are limited to one family at a time.
Supervised Visitation Center Staff have training and experience in child development and the impact of domestic violence on children.
Referrals can be made by:
- The Court System and/or Attorneys
- Department of Children and Families
- Counseling Services-child and adult
- Domestic Violence Programs
- Batterers Intervention Programs
- Other agencies
Frequently asked questions:
What is a Supervised Visitation Center?
A secure, neutral place for children to visit with the non-residential parent.
Where do Supervised Visits take place?
At the Supervised Visitation Center located at 261 Upper Main Street, Edgartown.
Who would use this service?
Families who need a secure, neutral, and consistent environment for supervised visits with their children.
How often are the visits and how long do the visits last?
Standard visits are weekly from one hour to two hours.
How do you apply for services?
Both parties must contact the SVC Case Manager and arrange for individual intakes to start visitation services.
Is there a fee?
Yes. The fee is $35.00 a visit.
Are Supervised Transfers available?
Yes. Both parties must arrange for individual intakes with the Supervised Visitation Center Case Manager.
Pam Holmlund, SVC Case Manager