What is ARK?

ARK provides a safe, neutral, child friendly environment for supervised visitation and exchange that promotes healthy interaction between family members.


Services Provided


Fully Supervised Visits

     


Semi-Supervised Visits


Monitored Exchanges



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 R Kids is a Monadnock Family Services Program, funded in part by the Monadnock United Way, providing a safe and confidential space for supervised visits and monitored exchanges since 1992.



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

All R Kids Supervised Visitation Center (ARK)


Serving the Monadnock Region

Coordinator:  Sam Lafortune

22 North Street

Jaffrey, NH 03452

(603) 532-2426


ARK@mfs.org


For more information please visit our website at www.mfs.org


  • Classroom instruction
  • Small-group projects
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • After-school enrichments

​ 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.


ARK Features:

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



​Referrals


​When is ARK Open?


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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.


Orientation


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

their children


​New Hampshire Family Visitation & Access Cooperative​

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


Payment


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.