KidShare builds a safe, secure, and supportive environment for families. Parental separation affects every relationship in the household.
Our mission through KidShare is to provide a safe and supportive environment for families as they transition to a new normal. We work with families facing all levels of conflict, family structures, and needs to ensure children have a safe place to interact with their parents.
The KidShare Program offers a safe, neutral, and supervised environment for visitations and child exchanges between custodial and visiting parents.
We work with our families by empowering them as individuals and providing them the necessary tools to help transform their lives, allowing their children to not be caught in the middle of adult situations.
KidShare creates a safe environment where children can build strong relationships with both their parents. Our services give kids the opportunity to grow into productive, emotionally healthy, and well-adjusted children.
The visitations and safe exchanges at KidShare are always supervised by a trained professional. The parents never have to come into contact helping to deescalate any tensions caused by the separation. Services are provided in an individual or group setting and on-site security is available to enhance the safety of our families.
Our KidShare services include:
- Safe Exchanges: Neutral and safe settings for parents to exchange children for visitations
- Supervised Visitations: Trained professionals supervise the visiting parent and child(ren)
- Support Groups: Support groups for children and families in divorced and divorcing families
- Divorce Assistance: Helping Children Cope with Divorce seminars help families in their transition of their children from one home to another and in understanding the importance of co-existing in the best interest of their children.
- Counseling for Parents: for custodial and non-custodial parents
- Counseling for Children: Counseling specifically for children in divorced and divorcing families
- Parent Education Classes or Workshops: Many of our classes include communication and co-parenting components to help build healthy, strong relationships across the family.
- Parent Shadowing and/or Therapeutic Supervision: Help build a positive bond between the parent and child through support and guidance.
We are building strong relationships between children and both of their parents. 100% of our parents report less conflict and stress after enrolling in supervised visitation and/or neutral exchange services
Individuals and families are seeking guidance, techniques, and tools to stabilize relationships and yield a safe environment protecting children from exposure to high-conflict households. Our continuum of care including counseling, parent education courses, and financial assistance ensure the families can enact long-term change to their dynamics.
KidShare often helps women of domestic violence through their separations. Classes such as our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Groups help women re-build healthy relationships with their children. Sessions covering communication skills, conflict resolution, and co-parenting can reduce the number of incidents of domestic violence and are the key components of a healthy relationship.
The goal of KidShare services is to build positive long-term relationships between children and their parents as well as sustaining healthy relationships throughout the child’s life.
Family Service Northeast Office 4245 Centergate St, San Antonio, TX 78217
Monday: Counseling, administrative services, and exchanges only
Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday-Sunday: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Find the answers to your questions here
No, you do not need to be court ordered. Though, we receive many referrals that are court ordered we want to help all families going through difficult separations.
Our clients are either court ordered, referred through our legal system, community, and collaborative partners, or self-referred. This service helps prevent ongoing exposure of the child to parental altercations by ensuring that there is little or no contact between both parents and their children in the same setting.
The custodial parent will drop off the child at our KidShare location and leave. The visiting parent arrives and enjoys the pre-determined time with their child under supervision of a trained professional. The visiting parent and child can do everything from play a game to watch a movie to read a book. The trained professional does oversee them the entire time, though. When the visit is done, the visiting parent leaves and the custodial parent picks the child up.
You will need a photo ID, picture of the child, proof of residency, income, and car insurance (if applicable), and a court order (if applicable). CPS clients have their own requirements as set forth by their case worker.
Our services are offered on a sliding scale fee based on your service needs.