About Us

Nia’s Place Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center provides supervised child visitation and exchange for families affected by domestic violence in the Atlanta, GA area. Our program operates with equal regard for the safety of the children and adults we serve. We strive to respectfully accommodate the diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and circumstantial needs and perspectives of our clients.

 

Nia's Place is built upon an underlying ethical foundation that encompasses our commitment to the ideals of human rights, justice, equality, respect, and freedom for all people. We operate within a network of community service agencies who are working collaboratively to assure justice and safety for child and adult victims of domestic violence, along with appropriate consequences for those who perpetrate violence within the context of their homes, relationships and families.

 

Nia’s Place is a program of Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRCDV) in cooperation with DeKalb County. Visit the WRCDV website to learn more about services for adult and child survivors of family violence.

History

 

In 2005, Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence joined a coalition of domestic violence advocacy organizations and DeKalb County government agencies to investigate the need for and availability of supervised visitation and exchange services in Atlanta. After two years of study funded by the federal Office on Violence against Women (OVW), the coalition recognized the need for supervised visitation and exchange services in the Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA area that were specific to families impacted by domestic violence and created a plan for their provision.

 

Women’s Resource Center was asked to lead the implementation of this plan and, in 2007, OVW granted additional funds for the creation of Nia’s Place Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center. Nia's Place was the first visitation and exchange program in Georgia with a focus on the specific safety needs of families impacted by domestic violence.