Mental Health of America’s Supervised Visitation Program serves the Hudson Valley region. This program is equipped to serve children and families in supervised custody and visitation cases. Working in conjunction with Bridges of Hope of the Hudson Valley.


  • Through empathy, compassion, and patience in the way we communicate, we can learn each other’s true needs.
  • We are accepting of all people regardless of their differences in a non-judgmental way.
  • MHADC is a safe haven. Everyone does their part to ensure that everyone feels welcomed and included.
  • No one is above anyone else. We meet people where they are at. We are humble.
  • Be a visionary. Be proactive, think outside the box, have a passion for change, and the ability to adapt and evolve.
  • Leave every interaction better than you entered it. (for the story: humor, smiling, kindness)
  • Everybody’s voice matters. We value insight regardless of who you are.


  • Guide parents as they cope with their own feelings, respond to the unique needs of their children, and build on the strengths in each family.
  • Supervised Visitation helps parents plan for meaningful visits in a natural and community-based environment whenever possible.
  • Reduce the trauma that children experience from being separated from their families.
  • Increase chances of reunification with their families.

What are Visit Hosts?

Supervised Visitation volunteers, Visit Hosts, are professionally trained community volunteers who assist families by supervising and supporting that as they visit with their children.

Interested in becoming a Visit Host?

Volunteers must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be willing to commit to 15 hours of training, plus ongoing supervision
  • Consent to Child Abuse Registry and a Criminal History Check
  • Commit to one year of volunteerism
  • Be able to help a few hours a week


Fee is $75 per hour and due at time of service. Payments accepted include: Cash App, Credit Card or Cash. No other forms of payment will be accepted.


Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm

Contact us:

845-473-2500 x 1323

Desiree S. King, Th.M.

CASA Director

I am the Director of CASA and Program Manager for Compeer and the Family Visitation Program. CASA is the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program at MHA Dutchess. I began my career in 2008 as the Teen Challenge Coordinator. I am proud to be an advocate in our communities and ensure that the best interest for children and families are being served.

Get in Touch

312 Titusville Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

845-473-2500 x 1323


How Can I Join?

Please contact us at 845-473-2500 x 1323


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