Access Supervision Program

Supervised visitation access $25/hour, sliding scale, Surrey, Langley, Vancouver, New Westminster

Our commitment to family health and wealth is further materialized in helping children stay connected with their parents. This increases their chance of growing into healthy, mature and successful individuals.

In our imperfect society many families experience divorce and separation, and children are often missing the love and presence of one parent. Sometimes this is due to protection issues, but many times they are just caught in the middle of custody battles between parents who can't stand each other.

Generally supervised access is very costly, a couple of hours visit plus transportation amounting to way over $100. This prevents parents with low income from seeing their children, and the most affected of all are the children themselves.

Help My Neighbour Society created the structure to provide sliding scale programs to low income parents who are ordered by court to have only supervised access to their children, at their own cost. Since we keep our overhead very low, most of what we charge goes to the staff we hire to provide the services. This way we can lower the cost of access supervision to levels that are within the reach of lower income parents. Basically, we fit as many hours as we can, in whatever little they can afford, and stretch the parent's means to cover more relationship time and fun with their children. We also help those parents get plugged into our cooperative community, in order to increase their quality of life even without money, and we help them start business for long term increase of income.

Our Access Supervision staff and volunteers are trained and managed by a family counsellor with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, who has worked in the child protection system in the past, and who has a lot of experience with court-ordered supervised access as well as reporting.

We encourage other Access Supervision agencies to send to us any clients that can not afford their prices for supervised visits.

If you are a parent who can afford regular pricess of other agencies, we still invite you to use our services, and we will pass on the difference to another parent who can't afford anything. This way you are not only helping your child, but also other children within the community, who still don't get to see their court-limited parent.

Regularly we provide supervision service in English, but other languages can be set up as required. We cover supervision in Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock, Richmond, New Westminster, Burnaby, Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge. Other locations may be accomodated, as the need arises.

In order to keep the overhead low, we always seek organisations and agencies that can donate time of their facility's use, such as a nursery room in a church, community centre, library, etc. We also do outings within the community (e.g. McDonalds, Go Bananas, etc).

If the court-ordered parent can do the driving, then the supervisor is picked up and participates in the whole proces: from receiving to returning the child. This helps lower the cost of supervised access, and increasing the number of hours a parent can afford.

Below is an application form you can download, fill out and sent to us by email. You will also need to send this form to the other parent, as no visitation can be set up until both applications are sent to us.

See our listing in the Supervised Visitation Directory