Giving children with speech and language disorders the opportunity to reach their full potential
by providing financial grants for treatment.
RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul awards two-year financial grants to pay up to $7,500 of the cost of speech and language therapy for children.
RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul accepts children ages three through six who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word, or who have difficulty learning to read. This service is open to residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Seven-County Metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties). Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s ability to pay.
HOW TO APPLY
An evaluation of a child is required prior to applying for a grant. Evaluations are generally provided by referrals from health care providers to a Speech and Language Pathologist within their health care system, a specialty clinic, or independent provider. Local school districts can also provide referrals to a Speech and Language Pathologist, or refer to specialty clinics listed in the local yellow pages under Speech-Language Pathologists. If the evaluation determines speech therapy is required, parents can apply for a grant from RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul. For more information and to download a copy of the grant application, visit our website www.ritecaremsp.org
HISTORY OF RITE CARE
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® programs to provide financial support, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today, there are 178 RiteCare® programs operating throughout the United States. Each program operates independently, and relies heavily on local donations. With the support of individuals, communities and local foundations, these programs continue to increase in number and scope. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent; tens of thousands of children across the United States have been helped significantly.
Do you know a child with a speech or language disorder?
Visit RiteCareMSP.org to learn more about speech & language disorders and find links to helpful resources.
RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax exempt donations can be made online at RiteCareMSP.org/donate or by using the downloadable pledge form. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss making a recurring donation, or an endowed gift.