DENVER – Janis Mourer has volunteered for 22 years with the Central Visitation Program.
The visitation program, which is run out of Central Presbyterian Church's building, allows parents to see their children under supervision in a safe environment. Mourer sits with parents during the visits, making sure the child is protected in what can be a very stressful situation.
Many of the parents go to this visitation program due to court orders. They get to see their children once a week for an hour. It costs the families $60 to $90 per visit usually, but the CVP is the only place low-income parents can go since it only costs $15 a visit.
On Thursday, Mourer received Denver's Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award from the Denver Foundation. This monthly award recognizes outstanding community volunteers.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock declared Aug. 27 as "Janis Mourer Day" for her faithful service.
Find out more about CVP here: http://www.cvpdenver.org/.
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