Child & Parent Place (CAPP)
Separation and divorce situations are hard on all family members. It can be particularly difficult for a parent and child to keep their relationship strong when they do not live together. Lutherwood’s Child & Parent program helps separated/divorced parents and non-custodial parties maintain relationships with their children by offering a safe, child-focused and neutral environment for visits and exchanges.
Our qualified staff and trained volunteers provide a safe environment that is non-stigmatizing and accessible so families feel welcome regardless of their religious, ethnic or socio-economic background, or reason for referral. We are independent of the court system, but work in partnership with the courts to provide this service.
Child & Parent Place has three convenient, controlled-access locations in Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph. Our child-friendly environment includes a visiting room, creative playground, toys, books and games for visits between children and their non-residential family members.
During an introductory meeting, we review our procedures. Both parents are required to contact us before any visits or exchanges can be arranged, and parents do not have contact with each other at our centres.
For inquiries related to intake at the Kitchener centre, please call (519) 743-1460 ext. 1, for our Cambridge centre (519) 743-1460 ext. 2 and for our Guelph centre (519) 822-4141 ext. 1533.
Access Centre Hours
Fridays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. All visits and exchanges must be prearranged with a program staff upon completion of intake.
There is an annual fee which is paid before the visits or exchanges begin. We also welcome tax-deductible donations to help cover program operating costs through the Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation.
The Child and Parent Place program is unable to communicate via email, so please call us with program questions or to book an intake.