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Sponsorship Information.


The RiteCare Scottish Rite, Childhood Language Program (SRCLP). In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders.  The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP).  These RiteCare Clinics provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.   We can all appreciate the importance of childhood early learning communication skills and a child’s future development.    With no insurance coverage or state funding available, in many cases parents have no resource available except to reach out to foundations and charitable organizations for assistance.

Today, there are SRCLP clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States.   Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel.   Through the support of the Valley of St Joseph Foundation 501(c)3, the clinic continues to increase locally in the St Joseph, Missouri area.


The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives.

In 2001, the St. Joseph Scottish Rite Foundation and UCP of Northwest Missouri joined together to provide speech therapy for children in the St Joseph, MO, community. Many young children have speech and language delays but are unable to pay for therapy. The Scottish Rite provides funding for children who do not qualify for any other assistance.

The Valley of St Joseph Foundation 501(C)3 is a charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. The EIN# for the foundation is 47-2279288. The IRS DLN# is 26037140005084.  It is our hope that soon we will expand our capabilities serving not only St Joseph but also throughout Northwest Missouri. 

The United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri (UCP)

Helping children and adults with disabilities, UCP of Northwest Missouri is part of the national network of UCP affiliate organizations and began serving people with developmental disabilities in 1968. Today, UCP of Northwest Missouri works toward “Life Without Limits” for people with disabilities through a Children’s Program, an Adult Program and Employment Services.   On a local level, UCP of Northwest Missouri serves more than 400 families with adults or children with disabilities each year, including those from Buchanan, Andrew and DeKalb County and the surrounding areas. We help provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to learn and grow, along with opportunities for community involvement, life skills and job training.  Thank you for your interest in helping create a “Life Without Limits”, for children and adults with disabilities!  For more information about the Scottish Rite RiteCare website go to:  For more information about United Cerebral Palsy’s website go to: to learn more about the United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri.


Did You Know? The children and adults with disabilities who are served by UCP of Northwest Missouri have a range of abilities and diagnoses, including autism, Down syndrome, hearing, and visual impairments, physical or communication delays and intellectual or speech delays.  UCP of Northwest Missouri is part of an international effort including more than 100 local service providers, known as “affiliates.” Affiliates like UCP of Northwest Missouri work together with their local communities and the national UCP program to serve more than 176,000 individuals and their families every day.

Thank you for your support to help create a “life without limits” for children and adults with disabilities!

For more information go to the Scottish Rite RiteCare website at and United Cerebral Palsy’s website: to learn more about the United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri.

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