RAPID CITY, S.D. — A former Rapid City alderwoman has been hired to help create a wide-ranging services center for local people facing homelessness, substance abuse or mental health problems.

The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2sqaWtE) that Charity Doyle left the council on Monday after a 6-year stint. She will lead the project proposed by the Rapid City Collective Impact group to build a campus where people in crisis can get help.

The Haven for Hope concept is based on successful efforts undertaken in San Antonio, Texas, and features a campus-like setting where people can find a number of forms of assistance.

Doyle has an engineering degree and has worked in marketing and as the director of the Black Hills Soccer Foundation.

Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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