Reunity Houses
122 Irvington Ave., South Orange, NJ
280 So. Harrison St., East Orange, NJ
48 13th Ave., Paterson, NJ

FAMILYConnections developed the Reunity House model of therapeutic supervised visitation to safely reunite families separated due to abuse or neglect. The program teaches personal responsibility and parenting skills in a respectful, nurturing, home-like environment to reduce child abuse and neglect, decrease the time children spend in foster care, and strengthen families throughout our communities.

Eligibility & Referral Information

Clients must be:

  • Referred by DYFS, with a goal of reunification;
  • Live in Essex, Passaic, Union and/or Middlesex Counties;
  • Able and willing to participate in weekly supervised visits and parenting skills classes.

Program Components

  • Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
  • Psychoeducational Parenting Skills Groups
  • Transportation for children within participating counties
  • Group Process and Peer Support
  • Case Management
  • Infant Massage
  • Music Together
  • Yoga
  • Nurturing Parenting Curriculum
  • Survival Skills Curriculum
  • Strengthening Families Curriculum
  • Aftercare Services
  • Collaboration with other service providers
  • “Meet and Greets” with Foster Parents
  • Attendance at DYFS Family Team Meetings
  • Coordination with DYFS and Family Court

Examples of Issues We Address

  • The challenges of parenthood
  • Coping with having children residing in foster care
  • Family histories of abuse and neglect
  • Parent-child communication and bonding
  • Court-ordered requirements to achieve reunification



Questions?

Contact Kelly Sachter at 862-400-1711 or ksachter@familyconnectionsnj.org.