Our community understands that mental health is essential to overall health, yet mental health care is often times under-funded in comparison to many other health services. Mental Illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan. Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for both the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, and suicide. These recent facts provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness reiterate the importance of mental health services in our community.

  • The economic cost of untreated mental illnesses is more than 300 Billion Dollars each year in the United States.
  • One in four adults (approximately 57.7 million Americans), experience a mental health disorder in a given year.
  • Less than one third adults and only half of children with a diagnosable mental disorder receive any mental health services in a given year.

You can make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness. Your donation supports programs not fully financed by public funds or client fees. A donation to The Valeo Foundation is a great way to honor a loved one. Consider a charitable contribution to help those in need.

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The Valeo Foundation is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. For more information on how you can make a difference today, contact The Valeo Foundation 785-215-8863. Donate Now

Mailing Address:
The Valeo Foundation
5401 SW 7th Street
Topeka KS 66606

Valeo Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Officers

  President:
  Dr. Mike Reynolds
  Affiliation:   Dentist
       
  Vice-President:   Henry Daries
  Affiliation:   Blue Cross Blue Shield of KS
     
  Secretary/Treasurer:   Esmond Alleyne
  Affiliation:   Washburn University Lecturer, Retired- Colgate Palmolive/Hills
       
  Past President:   Scott Clatterbuck
  Affiliation:   Sports Club Car of America
       
  Members    
       
  Member:   Robert Maxwell
  Affiliation:   Vice-President, Kaw Valley Bank & Trust
       
  Member:   Rodney Longhofer
  Affiliation:   Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
       
  Member:   David Claussen
  Affiliation:   Westar Energy
       
  Member:   Shelley Ramos
  Affiliation:   Topeka Civic Theatre
       
  Member:   Lakeisha Williams
  Affilitation:   Bartlett & West
       
  Member:   Scott Bunton
  Affiliation   President, STAR Consultants, LLC