Visits are opportunities for family time between children and their natural parents. This time together is essential because it reduces the loss and separation children experience while in out-of-home placement, preserves the children’s relationship with parents and reinforces the child’s connection to a world that is familiar to them. Parent-child visitation also enables case managers to assess parents’ progress toward having their children return from out-of-home placement and identifies additional supports needed to help achieve family reunification. Stability is a crucial aspect of family life for children. We want children to return to healthy families that remain healthy.
The Ruth’s Unity House Therapeutic Visitation Program offers a safe, neutral & home-like environment for all visits to occur, consistently with court-ordered mandates. This program takes a child-centered approach in numerous ways with a focus of reunification within 3-6 months. Visits are scheduled according to the needs of both the child and the parents and include evening and weekend opportunities for visitation. Separate transportation services for child and biological parents are provided.
For more information or to make a referral, please call (973) 675-4484 ext. 2102