Fostering Healthy Relationships for Families in Conflict
When your family is in conflict, Rally Family Visitation Services is a safe, positive, neutral environment staffed by highly-trained and licensed mental health professionals and volunteers who supervise visits and exchanges between children and parents. These services are designed for children who may be at risk of emotional or physical harm following their parents' separation or divorce.
Launched by the San Francisco Unified Family Court in 1991, Rally was adopted by Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in 1997. Rally is the only program of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area providing services to families dealing with diverse situations, including allegations and/or history of domestic violence, child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, etc.), substance abuse, mental health issues, parenting concerns, and cases referred for lack of contact between the non-custodial parents and their child/children in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Our multilingual staff is fluent in several languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Hindi and Arabic. Rally staff members meet the qualifications and training requirements mandated by the State of California, inclusive of those outlined in Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5.
Rally Family Visitation Services
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Types of visitation services:
In collaboration with the San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo County Family Courts, Rally serves separated, divorced, and never-married parents and their children when contact with each other is difficult or not possible due to restraining orders. Rally ensures children have a safe healthy environment for parental transfers and that non-custodial parents have access to their children through supervised visitation services. All services include written reports sent to the Court and the parents. The type of service to be provided is determined by the court. Depending on the case, the Court may order other services as they see needed. Services are delivered for a fee on a sliding scale based on each parent’s income. Generally, the Court determines if either one or both parents will pay fees.
Monitored Exchanges - provide a neutral third party site for a child's transition, allowing for the safe transfer of children between parents whose contact with each other has been difficult.
On-site Supervised Visitation - allows non-custodial parents an opportunity to visit with their children in the presence of a neutral third party. This serves as an alternative to unsupervised visits when the Court has sufficient concern for the safety of the children.
Off-site Supervised Visitation - is identical to on-site supervised visitation but allows for longer visiting time in a more natural and varied setting.