Speech, language and literacy disorders can strike any child – with devastating outcomes. Many of these children struggle daily with the task of speaking, reading and writing. They become used to being teased, ignored, or scolded when they want to say something, when attempting to read, or when asked to write. Unfortunately, countless children with speech, language and literacy disorders are socially promoted from one grade to the next and suffer from extremely low self-confidence and difficulty succeeding academically.
The 14 RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation has made a lasting difference in the lives of children in California. Each year the Foundation provides support for life-changing speech, language, and literacy treatment of childhood language disorders to more than 2,300 children at the 14 RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California in communities across the state, free of charge. Since its founding in 1958, the Foundation also provides in excess of $200,000.00 annually in support of a wide variety of scholarship assistance to over 100 California students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foundation’s third component, the Americanism Program provides support services for California’s military Veterans by partnering with trusted organizations to provide funding for job training, legal services and temporary housing for Veterans in need.
The RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, totally reliant on philanthropy from individuals, foundations and corporate partners. We do not receive any state or federal funding.
We serve children with speech, language and literacy disorders by providing the opportunity for free, life-changing therapy to improve their communication skills.
We are leaders in transitioning children with childhood communication disorders to realize their full potential.
The RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California and the Foundation adhere to the premise that every child with speech, language or literacy disorders should have the opportunity to receive vital therapy from certified Speech Pathologists so that they may lead productive lives; freely communicating with their family, peers, and succeeding academically.
Acquiring these services can be life-changing, providing a renewed sense of self confidence, and the ability to communicate that many take for granted.
All of the above is provided at NO COST to the children we serve.
The RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California is a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation that was founded in 1958 and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
“Everett had a severe speech delay and difficulty communicating without his mother as a ‘translator.’ After intensive speech and language therapy, Everett is an independent communicator.” – Bridget – Mother of Everett
Transforming a child’s life like that of Everett’s, demonstrates exactly how powerful your gifts can be! The intense therapy children with speech, language, and literacy disorders receive commands a concerted effort that is only made possible through the kindness exhibited by loyal supporters like you. Whether your support involves a one-time gift, the sponsorship of a child’s therapy, a commitment with recurring monthly gifts, or making a larger planned gift, your support makes all the difference to children like Everett, who are waiting for desperately-needed therapy.
None of our 14 RiteCare Childhood Language Centers receives any government funding, and therefore, each is totally reliant on private philanthropy to continue providing these services free of charge to our clients and their families.
Please consider donating towards one of the 14 RiteCare Childhood Language Centers and continue to provide life-changing therapy to children in need. They are really counting on you, so they can thrive like their peers and contribute to their communities! Go ahead! Use the power of your gift to change a life! We invite you to log on to our brand new website at www.casr-foundation.org and make a donation! Every gift, regardless of its amount, makes a difference! Thank you!
Wishing you the best of good health and ongoing prosperity!
Chairman of the Board