Who we are

Joyful Connections exists to minimize the negative impact on children experiencing challenging family situations by providing safe, secure and nurturing opportunities for families to spend time together.

Joyful Connections is based on the premise that children can develop in a healthier manner when they have the opportunity for a relationship with each of their parents that is free from adult conflict and threats of abuse of any kind. Mental Health professionals indicate that children in out of home placements need immediate and frequent contact with their parents to minimize the trauma that can impact their physical and emotional health. Children adjust better and have fewer behavior and emotional issues if they visit their parents on a regular basis.

The need for the services offered by Joyful Connections may be due to issues related to divorce or separation, domestic violence, protection orders, child abuse and neglect or other safety concerns. No matter what the situation is, children want and need to see their parents. Joyful Connections offers a safe haven for children to spend time with their family and stay connected.


Meet our staff

Miss Debbie

Visitation Monitor

Miss Shelly

Visitation Monitor

Miss Kathy

Visitation Monitor.

Ms. Chris

Visitation Monitor

Miss Sheila

Executive Director

Miss Shanna

Assistant Director

Miss Tami

Program Manager

Meet our board of Directors

 John Gibson – Board Chair                     Melinda Slusser 

Patty Cable – Vice Chair                            Howard Whitcomb, III                               

Roger Akins – Secretary                            Mary Wilson                                

Gary Macko – Treasurer                           ShirLee Eberle                               

                                                                     Kim Harsanje

                                                                     Mindy Koskela 

                                                                     Carrie Sanchez                               



Services are provided 7 days a week