Supervised Visitation Program

The family: a child’s most treasured resource; Amcal Family Services: a family’s most valuable resource when challenges arise. 

Families divided by divorce, custody and visitation issues, family breakdown—these are unfortunate facts of modern life. Fortunately, Amcal offers a comprehensive Supervised Visitation Program (SVP) that provides a safe and supportive environment for families needing supervised access to their children. The goal of the program is to strengthen the parent-child bond by facilitating visits by parents, siblings, & other family members. Amcal’s Visitation Supervisors, who are neutral third-parties, not involved in case management, are present for the visits, to observe & promote positive interactions.

There are three components to the program:

Fee-for-service Supervised Visits:

Amcal provides supervised visits for families in situations of difficult pre- or post-divorce proceedings. The supervised visitation arrangement may be established either by a Superior Court mandate or by private agreement between the parents.  Amcal also accepts referrals from various Centres Jeunesse in Quebec & the Children’s Aid Society in Ontario. 

In addition, Amcal offers Visitation Exchanges for parents who are not allowed, or do not wish, to be in contact with each other.

Supervision des Droits d'Accès (SDA):

Amcal has a contractual agreement with the Ministry of Health & Social Services (MSSS) to provide a supervised setting for Superior Court-mandated visits between parents and their children. Clients are referred by various Centres de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CSSS).

SVP Batshaw Contract:

For more than 10 years, Amcal has had a contractual agreement with Batshaw Youth and Family Centres to provide a supervised setting for Youth Court-mandated visits between parents and children in long-term foster care placement.

For more information about these programs, contact:
Sherman Blunte: 514-694-3161 ext. 228 or email: sblunte@amcal.ca

At Amcal, we are committed to collaborating with other professionals & community organizations to help our clients: 

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