Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children

Since 1954, the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children has provided home-based occupational or physical therapy to children with developmental delays or physical disabilities. Services are provided at no cost to the family served.

Contact Us

waelks@waelks.net
253-472-6223 or
1-800-825-3557

Office Hours

Tuesday–Friday
8 a.m.–4 p.m. PST

Our Kids

Violet

October 2014

Violet was born 6.5 months into her mother’s pregnancy– that’s 3.5 months early! At 1lb, 14oz., her under-developed lungs resulted in a condition called Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). The baby was placed on a ventilator for 50 days before weaning to oxygen through a nasal cannula. Her breathing took so much effort that she was unable... Read more

Julie

September 2015

This is our 6 year old daughter, Julie. After suffering a lack of oxygen at birth, Julie began having seizures and spent her first 9 weeks in the hospital. During this time, she was also diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment, and Reflux. At 15 months old, she developed Hydrocephalus and had a shunt... Read more

Lola and Emilia

April 2016

Meet Lola and Emilia. Born at only 26 weeks (14 weeks early), they have been fighters since the beginning. Due to their prematurity, both girls were born with significant immune compromise, and require at home therapy to help reduce exposure to illness. The girls had many needs early on, from learning to tolerate food on... Read more