Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Program



Our Mission: Helping Children Communicate

The Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Program at Marshall was founded in March 2002 as a part of the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC). In 2012 the program name was changed to the Lackey-Oshel Rite Care Clinic to honor the program founders, Ill. James H. Lackey 33° and Ill. H. Pat Oshel 33°.

The program provides a unique opportunity for children in the tri-state to develop communication skills needed to succeed in life in a supportive, compassionate atmosphere. The mission of the program is to provide financial assistance for speech, language and hearing service provision for children.

The program is sponsored by the Huntington Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Foundation, Inc. The non-profit foundation relies on fundraising activities and donations to provide financial support for the program.

Fundraising activities include:

  • Annual Scottish Rite fundraising dinner
  • Jule Huffman 5K Run/Walk for the Kids
  • Annual Scottish Rite picnic
  • Motorcycle Benefit Ride