What is ARK?
ARK provides a safe, neutral, child friendly environment for supervised visitation and exchange that promotes healthy interaction between family members.
Fully Supervised Visits
In Fully Supervised Visits, Center staff is present throughout the visit. In Semi-Supervised Visits, Center staff periodically check on the visit. In exchanges, Center staff facilitate the exchange of the child between parents. No physical or visual contact is allowed between parents.
It is not the purpose of ARK staff to make recommendations or give opinions regarding present or future custody or visitation.
All individuals participating in services must come in for separate orientation sessions before visits may begin. At this time copies of court orders, restraining orders, and other pertinent information should be supplied.
Confidential visit records
Serving the Monadnock Region
Coordinator: Sam Lafortune
22 North Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
A sliding fee based on income is available to all participants. Court ordered visitations/exchanges are assigned payment responsibility by the court. If there is no court order, fees will be split unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties. Each party is required to issue a deposit before services will begin.
Trained Visitation Monitors for all cases
Parents who have current restraining order in effect
Any parent who has concerns that the noncustodial parent may abduct the child
ARK is open for exchanges and visits by appointment on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00 - 8:00 PM, and all day Sunday.
The Visitation Center will be closed during all major holidays.
Parents who have a reported history of violent, intimidating, or harassing behavior during
parent/child visits or exchanges
Grandparents or other extended family members
Armed security personnel for high risk cases
Fully equipped kitchen so meals can be prepared
Who Can Benefit from All R Kids?
Parents who are experiencing conflict surrounding visitation or drop-off/pick-up exchanges of
A continuum of services supporting family access and visitation programs
Cozy visit rooms with child-appropriate books, toys, and games
Separate entrances for parents and staggered arrival/departure times
Parents who have a reported history of substance abuse
There are several ways a family may be referred to the All R Kids program. Families may be referred by DCYF, Courts, GALs, Department of Corrections, Attorneys, Batterers Intervention Programs, Therapists, Crisis Centers, or they may refer themselves.