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Do You Need Help? Reach Out 24/7

National Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255

 Utah Suicide Prevention: 801-587-3000

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

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How Can We Help?

At Robert’s Place, we are dedicated to creating a safe haven. We do this by intervening in suicide attempts, prevention through awareness towards developing mental health and belonging by building strong family and community relationships.



We attempt to intervene in possible suicide attempts by working with family, law enforcement, and safety teams. We also provide education on the signs, and behaviors associated with suicide.



We seek to prevent suicide by providing mental health skills, supportive programs, social groups, and rehabilitation.


We support recovery by teaching at-risk individuals how to self-monitor, and transition from "program" to "lifestyle". Additionally, our doors are always open to those in need of support.


Our Mission

We are a non-profit organization that is spiritually based to provide immediate spiritual, emotional, and physical relief for all people, especially for individuals, families, and friends who are Pacific Islanders in crisis. Robert's Place is dedicated to creating a safe haven by intervening in all suicide behaviors, offering relational prevention programs to reconnect families through mental health education, building stronger families and communities, and providing lifelong support through organizational resources.

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Board of Directors


Dottie Alo

Dottie Alo, Ed.D., is Co-founder and Executive Director of Robert’s Place. She completed her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. She has her Masters in Educational Psychology, and Bachelors in Psychology. Dr. Alo retired from Granite School Disrict, after 21 years as a high school administrator and a former school counselor. She has been involved with the Pacific Islander community throughout her career and looks forward to serving her beloved community on a much broader and collaborative scale.`


Falepule Alo

Falepule Alo is a Co-founder of Robert's Place and is on the Board of Directors. He has been involved with Pacific Islanders for over 25 years in the Juvenile Justice System, holding both leadership and counseling positions. He is an entrepreneur in Martial Arts and loves working with Pacific Islander youth as a football coach.


Simon Timms

Simon Timms was born in England and moved to the United States to pursue his education. He earned an undergraduate degree from Southern Utah University and then a Master in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. He is currently the Clinical Director for Sundance Canyon Academy in Salt Lake County working with adolescent boys. He is a father of two sons and a daughter, and has been married for 18 years.


Lloyd Togisala

Lloyd Togisala has a Masters Degree in Management, and a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry & Military Science. He is an Army Officer Veteran in Communications (Signal) & Acquisition (Business). He has worked in business consultation, security, and martial arts. Lloyd is also an accomplished musician, writer, and composer.


Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson, LCSW, MBA has over 35 years of experience serving individuals and families with mental health and substance use challenges. She is passionate about serving the most vulnerable, under-served populations whose voices often are not heard. Ruth is bi-lingual and grew up in Mexico. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and their dog, Beau. Currently, Ruth is the Clinical Director for Live for Life.

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Kalosi Pe'a

Kalosi Pe'a has been in the Banking & Mortgage industry for 28 years in origination and servicing. The majority of his experience is working as a Compliance Analyst with major Banks and Financial institutions. He spent one year away from Mortgage and Banking in the Probation system working for Salt Lake County in drug rehabilitation for convicted drug felons.

Need help? You Are Not Alone

If this is an emergency, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline via the number below. Otherwise, feel free to reach out to us via the form below!

National: 800-273-8255

Utah: 801-587-3000

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