Our visitation center serves children placed in foster or kinship care with an existing plan of reunification or to sustain family connections until permanency is achieved. Located at our James Mission Tulsa location the new visitation center will assist parents and children in maintaining family connections by participating in planned, predictable, supervised visitation in a neutral and accessible setting and to assist families in strengthening their relationships.
Biological parents and relatives love their children and want to regain custody of their children. However, they often feel overwhelmed by policy and procedural requirements and can become discouraged. Visitation maintains motivation for reunification. Parents need to see their children frequently and physical contact not only promotes well-being, but also encourages permanency.
The James Mission Visitation Center provides enrichment activities that lead toward a discovery of their mission as parents, increases their understanding of their vocation as a parent, and taps hidden strengths to build a stronger family. A visitation center becomes the hub of many related services to families, that restore relationships, reduce future child abuse and neglect, maintain family connections, enhance the likelihood of reunification, and nurture parental independence.