MAY IS SUPERVISED VISITATION AWARENESS MONTH
The Wellstar Family Visitation Center, a program of The Children’s Haven, is a member of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN), an organization consisting of over 800 visitation providers worldwide dedicated to providing safe parental access for families. The Wellstar Family Visitation Center earned national recognition as the 2020 Hedi Levenback Outstanding Visitation Provider of the Year. May is recognized as Supervised Visitation Month to help bring awareness to this important service for families around the world. When there are concerns for a child’s safety or well being, supervised visitation ensures that a child is able to participate in visitation with a parent or other family member in a safe, child focused environment.
\During the month of May, wear an orange ribbon throughout the month and participate in Wear Orange Day on May 26, 2023 to raise awareness and support safe supervised visitation in our community. What color signifies safety better than orange? Orange is a bright color used to warn people to watch out and take notice. For this reason, SVN has adopted the orange ribbon with the goal that individuals around the world see the orange ribbon and take notice of the thousands of children and families in need of this important service.
The Wellstar Family Visitation Center provides supervised visitation in a home-like environment, complete with a beautiful backyard playground for families in our community who are separated by foster care or other court involvement. The program provided more than 1,200 supervised visits last year. The Children’s Haven’s mission is to promote the health and happiness of children impacted by abuse and neglect. The organization is located at 1083 Marietta Hwy, Canton. For more information about visitation services, please contact Christina Fisher, Visitation Director, at 470-269-5101 or 770-345-3274 or visit CherokeeChildrensHaven.Org.