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Family Visitation Center

in McLean County

Providing Safe, Supervised Parent/Child Visitation

The Children’s Home + Aid Central Region Family Visitation Center (FVC) in McLean County provides a safe, neutral environment for supervised visits and exchanges between noncustodial parents and their children. Located at 403 South State Street, the FVC offers a safe, child-friendly site for supervised visitation and exchanges for families experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The Family Visitation Center is scheduling visitation services for clients with Orders of Protection and who are not involved with the Child Welfare System. The program offers a safe haven for parents and children and the nurturing setting offers a warm and comfortable environment for visitation.

Supervised visitation at the Family Visitation Center is solely for victims of domestic violence who have no involvement with child welfare.

The FVC’s primary concern is safety. The FVC enforces various security protocols to enhance safety of the families using our Center. The FVC’s procedures are designed so neither parent has contact with the other during the course of services. Other safety features include:

  • Separate and distinct entrances and parking areas for each parent
  • Staggered arrival and departure times.
  • Security camera monitoring
  • Panic buttons
  • 2 way mirror

Before a family can utilize FVC services, both parent must schedule and complete a separate orientation with the FVC Supervisor. Orientations can be scheduled by calling 309-834-5206.

The FVC will try to accommodate court orders based on scheduling availability. If a family has been court referred to services, the FVC will file a court report on a quarterly basis.

The Family Visitation Center was the recipient of the 2005 Program of Excellence Award from Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. In 2008, the FVC was presented the McLean County Bar Association Public Citizen Award, for significant contributions to the legal field.

Office of Violence Against Women Safe Havens Grant Awarded to FVC
The Family Visitation Center was awarded a 2010 Safe Havens Supervised Visitation grant from the Office on Violence Against Women. Thanks to our partners for this grant proposal- the County of McLean, the 11th Judicial Circuit, and Countering Domestic Violence. The Grant will support the program until September of 2013. As of October 2013, the Family Visitation Center may only provide services to children living within McLean County.

Location: 403 S. State St., Bloomington, IL 61701 | Get directions | Phone:(309) 834-5206

Hours of operation:
Wednesdays 4:45-8:00 p.m.
Fridays 4:45-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:30pm
Sundays 8:45 a.m. - 5:45pm

The FVC is closed on holidays observed by Children's Home + Aid. These days will be provided to parents at orientation.

The Family Visitation Center is offered in the Central Region.

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