Keep Me Safe Parenting Time and Exchange Centers

CADA's Keep Me Safe Parenting Time Centers provide a safe and nurturing place for children to visit their non-custodial parent without the fear of witnessing or experiencing violence. We strive to provide a positive, healthy, and nurturing environment where children and their parents can be assured that the parenting time and supervised exchange will be conflict-free.

We provide a safe space that allows individuals to explore family relationships rooted in respect and non-violence. We do this through:

 
  • Treating each family member with respect and without judgment
  • Identifying safety concerns and creating a plan to reduce them
  • Providing age-appropriate activities for families to engage in
  • Working with other providers to meet the needs of the family
  • Safe and secure locations
  • Staff trained in addressing the specific needs of your family
 

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a parent of a visiting child, and I would like to set up visits. How do I do that?

Please call our Intake & Case Coordinator at (507) 625-8688 ext. 115 to set up an orientation at any of our three locations. Both parents and the children must complete orientation prior to setting up visits. A Parenting Time Coordinator can assist you with this process.

I am a service provider and I want to refer a family to set up visits. How do I do that?

Please fill out the referral form that can be found here. You may also call the Intake & Case Coordinator at (507) 625-8688 ext. 115 to further discuss your referral.

What are the benefits of supervised parenting time?

Sometimes, parents may question the benefits of children visiting a non-custodial parent, or question the need for supervised visits or exchanges. These concerns may come from past experiences, a history of lack of contact between the parent and the children, and disagreement over whether or not a visit/exchange should be supervised.

For the child, seeing the visiting parent:

  • Decreases the child’s feelings of rejection
  • Helps decrease the child’s fear of not seeing that parent again
  • Decreases the child’s self-blame
  • Allows the resolution of some issues the child may have with that parent
  • Helps to continue the parent/child relationship

What do I need to bring to orientation?

Please bring a photo ID, a copy of your court order, photos of participating family members, and any corresponding information that you would like staff to have.

How much does it cost to utilize Keep Me Safe services?

Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis and will be discussed at the time of orientation.

When will visits happen?

All visits, orientations, and meetings with staff are by appointment only. Please contact a Parenting Time Coordinator for more details regarding your case.


Keep Me Safe Locations


KMS of Blue Earth County
100 Stadium Court
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 625-8688 ext. 115
Fax: (507) 625-9431

KMS of Brown County
4 North Minnesota Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: (507) 354-2076
Fax: 507-354-9473

KMS of Nicollet County
322 South Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
(507) 934-8041
Fax: 507-934-8672