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LDS FOUNDATION DONATES TO HOUSING FOR MENTALLY ILL

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The LDS Church Foundation is donating $250,000 to help meet the housing needs of people with mental illness.

The money was given to Valley Mental Health to build Valley Woods, a multi-level complex that will provide permanent housing for chronically mentally ill clients who would otherwise not be able to afford it, said Dr. David Dangerfield, executive director of the valley-wide system of mental health services.Bishop Merrill J. Bateman, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Elaine Jack, general president of the church's Relief Society organization for women, presented the money to Dangerfield Thursday.

"We are moved by the church's concern and desire to participate," Dangerfield said. "With housing and employment and other programs Valley Mental Health offers, our clients can begin obtaining self-determination, begin increasing their living and work skills and begin gaining residential stability."