Safe Passage Center

Montgomery County's supervised visitation and monitored exchange program.

People Cared For

  • Children
  • Young Children
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

Level of Care

  • Community Based

Payment Type

  • Free

The Safe Passage Center is a welcoming, family-friendly safe space for families in Montgomery County involved with the County Court System. The Safe Passage Center provides free, supervised visitation and monitored exchanges in a structured, secure environment, where many of the common stressors of family exchanges are removed for both parents and their children.

Since its opening, the Safe Passage Center has filled a much-needed gap for families impacted by domestic violence and/or high conflict divorce and custody issues, allowing their children to safely maintain relationships with both parents.

Our Philosophy

The Safe Passage Center’s goal is to encourage and build healthy family relationships, keeping children close to both parents regardless of the current family situation or parental conflict. We aim to provide the visiting parent consistent and regular access to their child(ren) while ensuring the residential parent that visits and exchanges are occurring in a safe and structured environment.

By removing many outside stressors that are associated with visits and exchanges, including parental interaction, we allow parents to focus on the love and support their children need. Our Center is a community resource that is available so parents and children have opportunities to spend more quality time together, helping families heal and become stronger, and supporting the family as they achieve a level of positive co-parenting.

Our compassionate, dedicated, trained team of visit monitors and security guards remain neutral and non-judgmental in all family encounters and disputes. We treat all family members with respect and dignity, providing a welcoming space for family time. We have created cozy, age-appropriate visitation rooms that allow for a variety of activities, ensuring that each visit is meaningful for the diverse families that we serve.

Watch Montgomery County officials and others discuss the importance of the Safe Passage Center.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD- 3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

MSDE Nondiscrimination statement

The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact:

Equity Assurance and Compliance Office

Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration Maryland State Department of Education

200 W. Baltimore Street - 6th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595

410-767-0426 - voice

410-767-0431 - fax

410-333-6442 - TTY/TDD