Family engagement center opens in Sparks

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) After months of construction, Washoe County’s new family engagement center has opened, with a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning.

The goal of the center is to bring families together, and with more than 950 foster children in the county, it is likely to see plenty of use.

According to Washoe County Human Services, the new center will be a home of reunification, exploration and healing. And it won’t just be for one type of family; it will be there for extended family, estranged, biological, and foster parents to utilize while children are placed outside the home.

The county bought the building thanks to the victims of crimes act federal grant.

The center is at 905 E. Prater way in Sparks.