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) clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today, there are 178 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 Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase.
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.
Funding for the SRCLP provided by the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc., and Alaska’s local Scottish Rite Foundations.
As a rule, the SRCLP Clinics accept preschool children who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word or school-age children who have difficulty learning to read. Some centers also offer literacy training for adults.
Inquiries on age groups and program offerings in specific areas should be addressed to your local Alaskan Scottish Rite Valley or Club. Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s inability to pay.
While all children in need are eligible for available SRCLP treatment, please consult with your local facility for specific financial information.
Scottish Rite Foundation
The Supreme Council, 33°, created the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. (Scottish Rite Foundation), to support its philanthropic endeavors. Please consider donating to this fund at the link below, to help all the children in need across the United States or contact the local Valleys for ways to donate to a specific program or University
The Foundation provides start-up funding for new Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP) facilities and lends support to operations of existing facilities. SRCLP facilities are in each state in the Southern Jurisdiction and more are in the planning stages.
The Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. is a non-profit Maryland corporation recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Its tax identification number is 52–6054737. Contributions to the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Please consider making a donation or including RiteCare in your future charitable giving.