Church Helps Fight Effects of Child Abuse: 'It's the Highest Priority at the Church'

The LDS Church donated $100,000 to the Avenues Children's Justice Center after nearly a dozen church leaders toured the Salt Lake City home on Tuesday.

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, the church's Primary general president, presented the check to the center, which provides a child-friendly atmosphere for children as investigators interview them regarding alleged abuse. The center also provides referrals for support services for both children and their parents or guardians.

"Yesterday I knew next to nothing about this facility," Sister Wixom said. "Today I have a passion for it."

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