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KidShare is a program that helps families in special circumstances nurture and protect the precious relationship between parents and their children. When encounters between estranged parents create an atmosphere of tension, anger and fear, children suffer emotional and even physical consequences. KidShare creates a safe environment where children may be transferred from one parent to another without the parents ever coming in contact. KidShare is the neutral setting that enables parents and children to spend quality time together and build strong relationships while protecting the children from emotional damage or possible physical harm.

Services include:

  • Neutral and safe settings for estranged parents to exchange children for visitation.
  • Court-ordered, supervised settings to protect children when visiting non-custodial parents.
  • Support groups for children in divorced and divorcing families.
  • Helping Children Cope With Divorce seminars.
  • Counseling for custodial and non-custodial parents.
  • Counseling for children in divorced and divorcing families.
  • Parent education classes or workshops.
  • Therapeutic supervision to families where trained therapists help build a positive bond between parent & child.

We also offer Group Supervised Visitation, designed for parents of infants, toddlers and young children who are required to visit with their children under supervision. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, a cost effective means for parents to visit with their young children, and the opportunity for parents to learn positive child rearing behaviors from each other and allow children of like ages to interact in a safe and healthy environment.

We also offer Group Supervised Visitation, designed for parents of infants, toddlers and young children who are required to visit with their children under supervision. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, a cost effective means for parents to visit with their young children, and the opportunity for parents to learn positive child rearing behaviors from each other and allow children of like ages to interact in a safe and healthy environment.

For more information on the services offered, please see our home page or call us at (210) 299-2476.

The Safe Haven project was formed out of a collaborative effort by the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Domestic Relations Office, Family Service Association's KidShare Program, The Center for Family Relations, San Antonio Kids Exchange Program and The Family Violence Prevention Center. The Safe Haven project targets parents who have children under the age of 18 and have issues related to domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. The Safe Haven project allows for appropriate levels of expertise and safety measures to be in place at our current locations for parents who require supervised visitation and choose safe exchange services.

The Safe Haven collaborative identified the Prue Police Substation in Northwest San Antonio as a new and third location to provide child-focused safe exchanges only and in the effort to meet the needs of families in this area. The Safe Haven project is fully operational and if interested you may contact either Family Service Association's KidShare Program at 210-299-2476 or the Center for Family Relations Inc. San Antonio Kids Exchange at 210-733-3349 to set up services at either one of the office locations or at the Prue Substation.

This project was supported by Grant number 2005-CW-AX-0016 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

For more information call Martha Roberts at 210-299-2476.

Remembering what is important in a stressful time.

The HCCD seminar is a four-hour seminar with how-to advice and practical guidance aimed at parents who are considering or experiencing divorce to help them lessen the impact of divorce on their children.

Helping Children Cope With Divorce seminars help teach parents:

  • The different ways families experience divorce.
  • Typical reactions to divorce by both parents and children.
  • The different needs and concerns children of infants, toddlers, elementary, middle and high school children.
  • Tips to help your children cope with their emotions.
  • Pitfalls to avoid.
  • What community resources are available to your and your children.

The seminar only lasts 4 hours, but it is four hours that will make a positive difference for many years to come.

To enroll in a seminar and pay online, click here.

For more information call Martha Roberts at 210-299-2476.

Protecting the children of families in transition.

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