The Harmony House Supervised Visitation and Exchange program provides a safe, home-like setting for supervised visits and exchanges between children and their non-custodial family members. In 1991, the the historic Ziegler farm house in Fort Collins was donated to the CASA program and the Harmony House program began. Community members had expressed concern over the practice of custody exchanges and supervised visits being conducted in public places without the supervision of neutral professionals. CASA used the donated space to create a program to provide a safe alternative.
As a member of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) program, the Harmony House has helped establish best practices for other supervised visitation facilities and continues to be a model, both locally and nationally. In 2016, 326 children and their families used the Harmony Houses. Staff, volunteers, and interns supervised 1,396 visits and 1,811 exchanges so that these families could maintain relationships during times of domestic conflict. In 2016, Harmony House gratefully benefited from over 4,350 community volunteer hours.
Our facilities are integral to our services. Families can explore the houses together and take part in all of the activities available. The Harmony House allows families to enjoy meals together, play outside, work on art projects, and continue making memories in a place that feels like home.