The Monroe County Department of Human Services (MCDHS) has awarded the Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) a contract to provide services to children in foster care, and “families who are struggling to heal and reunite,” the county stated in a press release. The cost of the contract is $836,798.
SPCC’s traditional and supervised visitation programs are currently located at the Monroe County Pediatric and Visitation Center.
“This public-private partnership is an example of how collaboration is making a positive difference for families in our community,” Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks said. “With our great county facilities, and SPCC’s expertise, we are able to help children in foster care reunite with their families in order to provide an opportunity to grow and strengthen those important relationships.”
The supervised visitation program has provided a neutral setting for children to visit with their parents in cases where child abuse, domestic violence or other issues of family discord prevent them from visiting without supervision, the county stated.
In addition to the supervised visitation program, SPCC also provides a therapeutic visitation program, which features intensive child-focused therapeutic intervention to families within the context of visitation.
SPCC is an independent non-profit organization.
Visit www.spcc-roch.org for additional information on SPCC’s services.