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For Families

Mediation & Supervised Visitation

Helping families work through conflict.
Helping families work through conflict.
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About the Program

The Up Center offers a range of services to help resolve family conflicts. When separation or divorce are unavoidable, we help to minimize the negative effects for children.


Mediation helps parents focus on what is best for their children and empowers them to resolve disputes over issues such as custody and visitation on their own. This service is free for low-income and active duty families.

Education for Divorcing or Separating Parents (For Children’s Sake)

The Up Center’s For Children’s Sake seminars help divorcing or separating parents focus on parenting responsibilities, co-parenting, and their children’s emotional health and development. For Children’s Sake is court approved and offered in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Portsmouth.

After nearly two decades of excellence in providing Supervised Visitation in Hampton Roads; The Up Center is no longer accepting referrals for this service. 

The Up Center is committed to partnering with our families to identify external community resources:

Mediation Center of Hampton Roads
424 West 21 St Street, Suite 101 Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 624-1916

Family Enrichment Center
5505 Indian River Rd.  #100 Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 472-4982

Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services
2504 Breezy Point Road Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 739-2118

Contact Us

Location: 222 W 19th St, Norfolk, VA 23517


For Children’s Sake: (757) 965-8622


Mediation: (757) 397-2121 ext. 350

Our Mission

We are committed to partnering with children, families, and communities to improve lives and outcomes through prevention, intervention, and support services.