Valley of Portland

Orient of Oregon
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, S. J.

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Oregon Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Speech & Language Charity

Helping young Oregon children develop the communication skills they need to be successful at home, in school, and in life.

In 1980, the Oregon Scottish Rite Masons created a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of helping language-impaired children experience the joy of expressing ideas and being clearly understood. We partner primarily with major Oregon universities to address:

  • stuttering;
  • autism;
  • aphasia;
  • augmentative & alternative communication (AAC);
and a multitude of communication disorders in young children throughout Oregon. The Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity's assistance can be directly related to the expansion and quality of children's communication disorders.

Our 5-year Strategic Vision

The Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity is dedicated to becoming a valuable resource throughout Oregon and a model for Rite Care nationally. The OSRSLC intends to accomplish this by forming on-going relationships with Oregon's universities that have Master's-level programs for speech and language pathologists.

Working together with Oregon's universities and other organizations, OSRSLC's aim is to aid in the development and delivery of current and/or unique statewide programs that serve young children with communication disorders regardless of income in every geographic area in Oregon. The work of the OSRSLC will be funded by earnings on investments, donations, wills, and bequests and, at no time, shall our investment corpus be invaded to support or sustain existing programs or grow new ones.