Domestic Violence Services • Family Support • Supervised Visitation • Court Ordered
MFS provides a safe place for court ordered supervised visitations and safe exchanges for children of parents who have experienced domestic violence. This program allows children to have the opportunity to spend time with a non-custodial parent without compromising the safety of a vulnerable or abused parent. Staff are able to work with non-custodial parents receiving supervised visitation through another agency, as long as they have visitation time available (e.g., entitled to 2 hours visitation per week and currently only receiving 1 hour per week).
-For court-ordered biological and adoptive parents.
-There are no service area restrictions by neighborhood, but at least one parent must be a Chicago resident.
- This service is free
How to Apply
Each parent must complete the intake process individually. Call 773-884-3310 weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm to schedule an intake appointment. During the appointment, you will complete intake paperwork and meet with the program supervisor to discuss your visitation schedule. You will also be asked about any alleged child abuse or domestic violence. The following documentation is required:
-2 forms of photo ID
-Court order for supervised visitation
-Proof of address
There is no wait list for services, but it generally takes approximately a month to complete the intake process.