FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosts an open house for members of the community June 3 at 1 p.m. to show off its new building.

Located on Titus Boulevard east of Evans Army Community Hospital, the 15,000-square-foot facility has just the day care area remaining to open, which will be operational within a month's time. The SFAC is in place to be a one-stop center that wounded Soldiers and their Family members can go to for just about anything they need.

The open house gives the community a chance to see the brand-new facility, which is more than three times the size of the temporary building they had occupied since June 2008.

"I've been in the military and been working with military Families for more than 15 years, and this is by far the nicest building I have ever had the chance to work in and be a part of," said Tiffany Smith, Fort Carson SFAC director.

The SFAC started its mission providing services for the wounded and their Family members in January 2008, working out of the Army Community Service building. They later moved to a temporary facility until this building was constructed.

The center offers a number of resources, including retirement counseling, records reviewing or help with getting or renewing identification cards.

They also have a financial counselor, a social services assistance coordinator who helps find resources for wounded Soldiers, an information and referrals representative, and a donations management outreach coordinator, who helps find events for Soldiers to participate in and works as a community relations representative for SFAC.

Along with all these services, the SFAC offers legal assistance, educational assistance, child and youth services, social services assistance, chaplain support, help with finding jobs, resume and interviewing help, and an extensive volunteer program for numerous other needs.

The doors to the new center opened May 10 and the open house is a way to celebrate the new building, showing the community what Fort Carson does for its wounded Soldiers and their Family members.

"We're excited to be able to share this celebration with the community," said Smith. "This is definitely the Army demonstrating its commitment to first-class care for wounded Soldiers and their Families."

For more information about the open house or about SFAC operations in general, call 526-0300.

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