Frequently Asked Questions
What services are offered at Erma’s House?
Supervised Visits - Visits are held at Erma’s House and are closely monitored by visitation staff who observe the visit, record activities, and intervene, if necessary, for the emotional or physical safety of the child.
Supervised Exchanges - Exchanges are for parents who are not required to have supervision while visiting their children but need to be able to make the exchange without interacting with the other parent. The exchange is monitored by a visitation supervisor.
How are families referred?
Families may be referred by the court, attorneys, social workers, child welfare workers, CASAs/GALs, clergy, or mental health professionals. Contact Erma’s House for a Referral Form and to discuss the process with the staff.
All scheduling of visitations and exchanges will be done by the staff of Erma’s House with input from the parties. Timing/scheduling is critical to the services of Erma’s House.
Who are the visitation staff?
The visitation staff are volunteers, interns and staff trained to monitor and appropriately intervene during visits. Their primary concern is the safety and well-being of everyone using the Center. Visitation staff will document every visit.
Additional Information about Erma’s House
Visitation hours vary to accommodate the family’s needs as well as the availability of staff. Erma’s House is open Tuesday through Friday as well as on Sunday afternoons. Most visits last one to two hours. Erma’s House has a variety of toys, games and activities for the families.
- Referral Form (pdf)
- Erma’s Supervised Exchange Application (PDF)
- Erma’s Supervised Visitation Application (PDF)
1046 Brown Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409