Rite Care – St. Joseph Valley Foundation

RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP)

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About the RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program

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.

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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 go to http://www.moritecare.org/. For more information about United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Missouri go to: http://ucpnwmo.org/ .

Rite Care News

Last year, with the help of the brethren the St. Joseph Valley Foundation for the sole purpose of maintaining our Rite Care Clinic through the United Cerebral Palsy, set and impressive amount of giving. Through the efforts of everyone, we now have the account balance where it should be and will continue to serve the UCP.

The foundation is a 501(C)3 foundation and all contributions are tax deductible. The EIN# for the foundation is 47-2279288. The IRS DLN# is 26037140005084. You will need at least the EIN number for your tax records.

With additional assistance from the Scottish Rite Foundation we have been able to provide financial assistance to children requiring speech therapy. Current talks and investigations are underway to expand our capabilities in serving Northwest Missouri in the Fairfax/Maryville area. We have also been able to assist UCP with the purchase of equipment and materials for the speech and pathology department.

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