BAES has two Visitation/Exchange sites

Main Location is at the Brandon Friendship Centre(KEEP)@ 836 Lorne Ave, Brandon MB R7A 0T8 and

Second Location is at the new building called Kokum's Early Enrichment Program  (KEEP 2)@1129-B-3rd Street, Brandon, MB

(204) 729-8115

bfcaccess@mymts.net

WHAT IS BRANDON ACCESS EXCHANGE SERVICE (BAES)?

BAES is a supervised visitation and exchange program for children and parent access.

BAES provides supervised access services to families where there has been a history of domestic violence and/or where there exists a high level of conflict.

The primary goal of BAES is to ensure the safety and well being of the child (ren) by providing a secure and comfortable environment in which Supervised Visits and Exchanges can occur.

BAES provides services to families where the child (ren) are in the care of Child and Family Service (CFS).

BAES does not make assessments or judgments with respect to whether a parent should or should not be under supervision.

BAES does not negotiate access conditions nor will we advocate on behalf of parental parties.

BAES WORKS WITH FAMILIES WHERE:

- There has been a history of domestic violence and/or continued conflict.

 - A parent identifies concerns for their personal safety.

 -There exists a court order pertaining to access or where there is an agreement between parental parties.

 HOW DO I APPLY?

 - Participation in BAES is voluntary unless court order

 - Both parental parties must initiate contact with BAES Coordinator before proceeding with the application  process

 - Once BAES has been contacted by both parental parties, intake appointments are scheduled individually with each parent

 *Fees Applicable

 WHAT IS A SUPERVISED VISITATION?

A Supervised Visit is contact between a parent and one or more children in the presence of a facilitator. The facilitator observes, listens, and intervenes by limiting or modifying parents behavior and protects the child from potential harm during a visit.

 WHAT IS A SUPERVISED INTERMITTENT VISIT?

Intermittent Supervised Visit a third party facilitator check in on the Visiting Parent and child (ren) periodically during an Intermittent Supervised Visit. These visits may be court ordered or agreed on privately. (Visits are arranged in the evenings during the week and weekends)

 WHAT IS A SUPERVISED EXCHANGE?

A Supervised Exchange is the transfer of child (ren) between two parental parties involving a third party facilitators who supervises the actual exchange. The purpose is to avoid contact and potential conflict between the parental parties ensuring the security and safety of the child (ren).

 Visits and Exchange is contingent upon current participant numbers, availability of staff and space at the access site.

Supervised Visits and Exchange time will be determined at the intake process.

Funded by the Province of Manitoba Department of Family Services /Family Violence Prevention Branch and

supported by the Brandon Friendship Centre

 Administrative Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 4:30pm

 Contact 204.729.8115 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in’s are also welcome.