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ORGANIZATION: MHA Supervised Visitation Program

Visit Hosts are professionally trained community volunteers who assist families by supervising and supporting them as they visit with their children. Volunteers must:

  1. Be 21 years of age
  2. Be willing to commit to 15 hours of training plus ongoing supervision
  3. Consent to Child Abuse Registry and a Criminal History Check
  4. Commit to one year of volunteerism
  5. Be able to help a few hours a week

More opportunities with MHA Supervised Visitation Program

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About MHA Supervised Visitation Program

Location:

312 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, US

Mission Statement

The mission at Mental Health America of Dutchess County is to make the Hudson Valley a place where anyone can get access to the full spectrum of mental health and addiction services they need, without jumping through unnecessary hoops.

Description

The goals of the Supervised Visitation Program are
1. Guide parents as they cope with their own feelings, respond to the unique needs of their children, and build on the strengths in each family.
2. Supervised Visitation helps parents plan for meaningful visits in a natural and community-based environment whenever possible.
3. Reduce the trauma that children experience from being separated from their families.
4. Increase chances of reunification with their families.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

312 Titusville RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12603

(41.66114,-73.84664)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 15 hours of training and supervision when first starting. One year of volunteerism, with a minimum of 3-5 hours a week.
  • All volunteers must be able to consent to a Child Abuse Registry and Criminal History Check.

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