Building Abilities for Life Campaign
Five Counties Children’s Centre has launched our campaign to raise $250,000 to support the priority need for speech and language services for children in all the communities we serve.
The need for speech-language and communication therapies grows every year. Because of the increasing need, some children have to wait, falling further behind. Support of our “Building Abilities for Life” Campaign helps ensure kids get the treatment and support they need that will impact the rest of their lives. We believe everyone has something to say and should have the opportunity to write a letter, talk to a family member, or pursue an educational goal. With your help these tasks are possible.
In 2020/2021 our speech and communication programs supported 1,452 kids to receive speech and language services. Currently, we have 1,334 children on our waiting list for speech and language therapy with an average wait time of 18-24 months.
Donations mean more kids and their families will continue to receive our services in person, by phone and virtually. This ensures children learn how to feed, swallow, improve speech and language skills and have access to adaptive communication equipment when they need help the most. Our donors are part of the solution for kids and families to get the early intervention that is key to building their abilities for life.