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Carson City Soroptimist to feature Family Support Council of Douglas County

Carson City Soroptimist will feature Norma Ruelas from the Family Support Council of Douglas County at its program meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Glen Eagles.

The meeting is open to the public, with prior reservation required. There's no cost to attend, however a plated lunch with choice of entrees is available for $16. Email sicarsoncity@gmail.com or call 775-297-4890 by Aug. 20 to reserve a seat.

The Family Support Council of Douglas County began in 1982 by members of the community who met to assess the need for a domestic violence/sexual assault organization.

As additional needs were discovered, it also became the first family preservation program in Nevada. It's the Family Resource Center for the area, in addition to providing other programs including parenting classes, Hope's Haven for supervision of non-custodial parental visitations and exchanges, Abbey's Crossing, an emergency shelter for women and children, and Jessie's Ranch, providing services for adults with developmental disabilities.

The mission of the Family Support Council is to provide education, prevention and intervention services to support growth and development of healthy families.

For information, go to http://www.family-support.org.

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Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. In addition to education and training scholarships for local women, the Carson City club provides grant funding for local organizations and breast cancer screenings for under-insured women, through their September fundraising golf tournament, the Stroke to Help.

For information about Soroptimist in Carson City, go to http://www.sicarsoncity.org.