"Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.  Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them. Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him. Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it." - Pamela Glenconner

Family Matters offers a comfortable, engaging environment where a child can maintain, or in some cases, re-establish a relationship with a non-custodial parent. At the same time, the custodial parent can feel reassured that the child(ren) will be supervised at all times. Our goal is to provide an environment where children feel comfortable and safe to visit with their parents and a place where parents can interact positively and appropriately with their children. Children should be able to give and receive love, care, and affection from both of their parents without feeling guilt, pressure or rejection. Our process also helps parents build or create healthy relationships with their child(ren) that are not negatively influenced by parental conflict.

For more information, please contact Angela Coston at (870) 216-0064 or by email: forthesakeofonetexarkana@gmail.com.  

ABOUT FAMILY MATTERS:


Services:

Monitored Exchanges

  • The cost of a monitored exchange is $20. Each party is responsible for $10 unless otherwise ordered by the court.
  • Exchange services are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. 
  • All exchanges must be scheduled in advance. 
  • Special exchanges may be scheduled for Holidays and the child's birthday.

Supervised Visitation

Visits are scheduled Tuesday through Sunday. All visits will take place at:

422 Hickory Street
Texarkana, Arkansas

The first step in scheduling a visit is the intake interview.  During this interview family history is collected and we have the opportunity to visit with all parties and the children. 


FEES:

Intake Fee

$50, due at intake interview.

Supervised Visits

$25 per hour.  The visiting parent is responsible for payment unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Monitored Exchanges

$20 per exchange.  Each party is responsible for $10 unless otherwise ordered by the court.


Referral Process:

Court

If the court orders visitation, both parties must contact Family Matters to set up an intake interview.

Attorney

Please email the name and contact information of the parties involved to:
forthesakeofonetexarkana@gmail.com.  

Family Matters staff will make contact and set up intake interviews.

Individuals

Family Matters may facilitate visitation or exchanges for families that have not been ordered by the court. Both parties must mutually agree to use our services.

 

Registration Process

Each party must schedule an appointment for an intake interview prior to receiving any visitation or exchange services.

Please bring:

  1. Court order or written agreement;
  2. Attorney, caseworker and/or counselor contact information;
  3. Children's medical information;
  4. $50 registration fee

 

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