About Us

Enhanced Visitation

  • Masthead Image 1

  • Masthead Image 2

  • Masthead Image 3

  • Masthead Image 4

  • Masthead Image 6

    Masthead Image 6

Enhanced Visitation Center

Physical & Mailing Address:  454 NE Revere Avenue - Bend, OR 97701
Phone:  541-323-3800

Enhanced Visitation Staff
Rashelle Maplethorpe  —  Program Coordinator   (rashellem@mtstar.org)

Deschutes County:
Shelly Grantham  —  Family Coach   (shellyg@mtstar.org)
Crystal Thomas — Family Coach  (crystalt@mtstar.org)

Jefferson County:
Ashlee Morales  —  Family Coach   (ashleem@mtstar.org)

Crook County:
KayCee Weeks — Family Coach  (kayceew@mtstar.org)  


Enhanced Visitation Services
MountainStar’s Enhanced Visitation program helps families after children have been placed in foster care. Parents (who no longer have custody) are able to spend quality time with their children in a safe, supervised, and home-like environment at our visitation centers in Bend, Madras, and Prineville.

During visits, families cook and share meals, read together, and more. Our staff work with the children (0-18) and their parents to foster strong bonds where relationships have been affected by abuse, neglect, and separation. Our highly trained staff help parents address problems preventing them from earning back custody, while also teaching positive parenting practices that include positive discipline, nurturing touch, responding with sensitivity, consistent loving care, and how to achieve balance in their personal and family life.

This important program is fully funded through a contract with the Department of Human Services. Participating families are referred through Child Welfare, with the goal being to reach a rapid and safe reunification.

Alert!
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.