Nevada First Lady helps celebrate opening of new living centers at Children's Cabinet

Nevada First Lady Kathleen Sandoval speaks about the opening of two new living centers at the Children's Cabinet on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 (SBG)

The Children's Cabinet in Reno celebrated the opening of two new transitional living centers on Wednesday.

Kathleen Sandoval, director of the Children's Cabinet, and her husband Gov. Brian Sandoval were on hand to celebrate the occasion and speak about the center's importance in the community.

The Center for Aspiring Youths, in partnership with the Safe Place Program, provides beds for 16 kids ages 12 to 17.

Teens can stay there while they work toward either reuniting with their families or securing an alternative safe space to live.

The Children's Cabinet also opened the Cottage of Change, which provides a home for eight adults ages 18 to 24.

Staff will also assess the needs of those staying in the buildings, arrange for services and set up ongoing family counseling.

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