Relief Nursery open ahead of schedule, under budget

Relief Nursery open ahead of schedule, under budget »Play Video
The new Relief Nursery in Springfield, Oregon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The new $2.4 million Relief Nursery in Springfield is ready, with construction completed early and a half million dollars under budget.

Relief Nursery provides child abuse and neglect prevention services to more than 1,000 children and their families in Lane County every year.

The Springfield facility has been 10 years in the making between planning and fundraising. A celebration Thursday served as the grand opening of the Robin Jaqua Child and Family Center.

Classes started this week at the 15,000 square foot building at 42nd and Jasper.

The Relief Nursery organization said the Robin Jaqua Child and Family Center will allow more Lane County families to receive the full array of Relief Nursery services, like therapeutic classrooms, parenting education, mental health services and family support resources.