The Child Welfare Wake House Visitation Center is the only visitation center of its kind in the State. It provides supervised and monitored visitation between a parent and child in the custody of Child Welfare to support, strengthen and assess the parent-child relationship resulting in shorter lengths of stay and higher reunification rates. The center provides the opportunity for parents to learn and demonstrate positive interactions and parenting of children in a home-like setting. Potential interaction opportunities include meal preparation, personal care, homework and preparing for school.
Wake House Goals
- Rates of reunification within 15-months will increase
- Parents will exhibit effective parenting skills
- Parents will demonstrate safe and nurturing parent-child engagement
- Parents will demonstrate effective communication that will enhance child growth and development in all settings
- Parents will identify and use supportive people in their lives
Who Do We Serve?
- Children in foster care and their families
What Do We Offer?
With support and needed services, many families can safely care for their children. Foster parents play a vital role in supporting and nurturing children and their families.