Giving Children the Power to Speak

Julie DeAngelis helps children to speak clearly. Even those who still want to wear COVID-19 masks to hide their language […more…]

Soiree at Sea!

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Santa Barbara RiteCare

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Brain Lab

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Camp Chit Chat Applications Are Open!

Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYRM7gLiADn6ICahwDOG7eR8m7WKuzj4daAe0R8Vpy9-E0qg/viewform?usp=sf_link Applications due April 15th! What are the camp dates?June 6th to July 28th.  All children […more…]

Where Children Find their Voices

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Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

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www.casrf.org/santabarbara
(805) 962-8469
Executive Director, Speech-Language Pathologist: Julie DeAngelis

Mission

Help children find their voice. The California Scottish Rite Foundation is dedicated to support and assist children in California by providing childhood speech-language, literacy and education programs for a lifetime of improved communication and confidence.

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I first became interested in RiteCare of SB because I saw the great work they were doing for under-served local children through their free services, like Camp Chit Chat. As a Board Member, and former recipient of speech therapy, I am proud to do my part to help other children gain access to life-changing speech and communication. So many of the kids who use these services have stories of making their first friends, or being able to participate in school and social situations because they can communicate clearly. Supporting RiteCare of SB is the best way to support children across the community after the challenging few years they’ve endured.
Diana Watts
Board Member

Expanding Reach and Speech

RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Santa Barbara offers free speech therapy to more than 100 children every year. But, the long tail of the pandemic on children’s educational development – especially in spoken language – means the nonprofit needs to expand to meet the need.  

The center is raising $60,000 this year to hire a clinician to help serve more children. 

“We have the need to expand our therapy services to help more children in Santa Barbara,” says Julie DeAngelis, the director of RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Santa Barbara. “We have always had a waitlist for our services. Hiring another staff member would allow us to see more children annually, around 30 more a year with a full-time clinician.”

Key Supporters

Wood-Claeyssens Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
Towbes Foundation
Montecito Journal
Santa Barbara Lodge of Perfection
King David’s Lodge #209
Westerlay Orchids
Mark and Amy Frank
Carpinteria Masonic Center
McGowan Guntermann
William Safina Trust
David Bradley and Chelsea Rangsikitpho
Toine and Kandie Overgaag
Edmund Heath
Maurice and Mary Sourmany
MERCK Foundation
Serviot, INC.
Roy and Ida Eagle Foundation